Flora Place, Shaw

Update: I have changed the nomenclature of this street in this post to reflect its modern signing as ” Flora Place,” despite its monumental gate saying “Boulevard” and Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps calling it “Avenue.” The majority of primary source documents concerning residents of this street dating to its original construction and development refer to it as Flora Place.

You might not notice the august gates of Flora Place, across the busy Grand Boulevard from Compton Heights due to the heavy traffic in the area.

But the elegant gates allude to the beautiful, serene boulevard hiding behind the blocked street.

A mix of numerous different styles of architecture, Flora continues the botanical theme of the nearby Shaw’s Garden.

I was particularly impressed with this one house on the south side of the boulevard.

The central window on the second story is accented by these two caryatids.

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