This first photo shows the old Grace Lutheran Church in happier times, back in December of 2013. That was back before kids starting breaking in and vandalizing the church. Based off of arrests, it was not children from the neighborhood,… Continue Reading
A year ago, these houses on Laflin Avenue in JeffVanderLou were in acceptable shape, even though they had been abandoned for a long time. I was shocked to drive by in the last week of August to discover that someone… Continue Reading
Eleven years now I’ve been photographing JeffVanderLou, particularly east of Grand Boulevard, and perhaps what is most striking is how little has changed, and if anything has changed, it is always for the worse. It still baffles me how long… Continue Reading
Paul McKee’s crimes are hidden during the summer more, when the giant volunteer trees and underbrush grow lush and green, concealing houses that have collapsed years ago. You see, up this way, nothing ever gets cleaned up. Here is the… Continue Reading
This is a former Christian Scientist Church, one of many once built in the city. This one dates to 1923, and was designed by the firm of Wedemeyer and Nelson. The founder sought to differentiate her churches away from traditional… Continue Reading
Glasgow Avenue has beautiful buildings left on it, but they are now all abandoned. I imagine that the chemical company to the east will buy these properties up and demolition them in the future.
Kirkwood Cleaners is possibly no longer in business, but I cannot tell. It is on the northwest corner of St. Louis Avenue and Vandeventer.
The famous blue house seems to be abandoned, unfortunately, much like the house below. The abandoned houses in the footprint of the Northside TIF are still wasting away, as well. Update: The houses above were damaged by a fire set… Continue Reading
The old Central High School building is beginning to show real signs of structural problems, as the front is beginning to spall off. It will be a true loss when this school is destroyed.