Old North, Revisited Winter 2022, Dodier and Wright Street Between North Fourteenth Street and North Florissant Avenue

I remember when there used to be buildings here. They were not in good shape, but they were still salvageable. I photographed them back in March of 2014 and mere weeks or only days of their destruction in January of 2020. (last photo). They were demolished by later that month.

Their neighbor on Dodier to the west is still standing.

Taking a short jaunt down Blair Avenue, we turn west onto Wright Street, where there is this interesting house that takes full advantage of its triangular lot.

I don’t know exactly what to say its style is, and I think its cornice is gone and simplified due to deterioration, but I like it, particularly its balconies.

I actually captured this stunning row of Italianate houses back in May of 2016 (fourth photo); they are being repaired and will continue to be great additions to the neighborhood.

The millwork on the cornices is very intricate and beautiful, but is obviously vulnerable to the elements.

Finally, there is this nice Greek Revival house; across the street is this house that I’ve looked at before back in June of 2016.

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