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It’s sort of interesting; they built tract housing back in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, but they just did a really good job of hiding it! But what I always see in these rows of houses is rhythm, the idea that each house is a note in a musical score that moves the song along.

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If you look closely, you can see the bend in the street, where the builders incorporate that curve into the houses, not ignore it like we see nowadays.

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I love finding the little details of individual, now anonymous masons–around America you see things like this round arch that continues around past 180 degrees–there are several in this neighborhood.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Samuel says:

    Such lovely structures. It is sad that so many great old buildings, priceless pieces of our country’s history, are in such terrible shape. The negro’s don’t take care of them, and run down the neighborhoods they are a majority in. I wish kids were taught about civic pride, and old historical struchures in the schools across America, and particularly to the little negro kids in areas they’re a majority. Their parents are lost causes, but maybe the youth could turn things around. You see some of this in white cities too, although not as bad, with Granite City being a good example. Such beautiful architecture there, some preserved, but most is below average condition or close to collapse.

    I have found this area has a great deal of very interesting architecture, hopefully it will be there for people to still see in 100 years. Thank you for chronicling some on your page here.

  2. Nelly says:

    This intighs’s just the way to kick life into this debate.

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