There have been several concerning fires recently on North Park Place in the Hyde Park neighborhood, leaving what are some of the most important houses on what is one of the more stable blocks in the area devastated.
When I last photographed them, the houses were well-secured and in good condition.
From the looks of the clothing and other personal belongings strewn on the sidewalk out front by firefighters, it looks like people were probably squatting in the buildings and the fires were accidental. Still, it is unfortunate for this to happen in neighborhoods with large rates of abandonment.
1107 North Park Place looks like it’s still secure and not vandalized, but the fires came very close. I hope that help comes soon.