I had visited this section of California Avenue back in October of 2019, but it looked different with the foliage all grown up, so I inadvertently photographed it again.
It’s interesting to see how the landscape changes over the course of the seasons. The house above is totally transformed by the increased growth of trees and weeds.
It’s also interesting to see how I again see houses that I missed the first time around, or had not found interesting at first glance.
I’m very fascinated by this old house here. We can tell by its form that it is one of the oldest houses in the neighborhood.
Its lot wraps around the corner onto Osage.
Turning around and looking at the east side of the street, there are those long apartment buildings, which, as usual, are really just the standard four-family built right next to each other in pairs or triplets.
Here is the back of the old St. Thomas of Aquin parish school, which is a beautiful building, but is still sitting empty.
There is sadly increasing amount of abandonment on this block.