The terrain rises rapidly on the streets heading up towards the College Hill neighborhood. Look at the house on the right, carefully restored.
Up at the top, open lots await.
The infamous old nursing home, shut down for unsanitary conditions, sits as a vacant shell, the graffiti back in full force.
But these stately homes are still occupied and in good condition.
These further down the hill back towards downtown, not so much.
I have no idea what happened to the house below; I might have a picture of it somewhere, but it’s not handy.
And this beautiful building still sits empty, and will probably be torn down completely one day. It was once so much bigger.
I will be offering the rescheduled tours of St. Louis Place this Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1:00 and 3:00 PM. The neighborhood has been in the news lately as eminent domain threatens the area with demolition for the new NGA site. But when examined closer, the neighborhood becomes a rich tapestry of people, history and architecture. Come explore St. Louis Place and see what made this such a special neighborhood for two hundred years. We will visit the mansions of St. Louis Avenue, the old Falstaff Brewery, St. Liborius and other homes and businesses that have called the area home for decades, or even centuries.
We will meet at the sitting area across the street from Crown Candy Kitchen prior to both tours, in front of the beautiful Jesse Owens mural.
Limited spots available. (30 per tour)
Tickets must be purchased ahead of time to guarantee a spot.
To purchase tickets, please Paypal $20 per ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org