Tuesday, December 21, 2010

St. Louis Place, Wastelands

The east side of St. Louis Place has really been devastated since the first time I went up to the area. Streets that once had numerous houses on them--enough to provide the framework for a revitalized streetscape one day--are now completely barren. Above is Montgomery Street, now completely obliterated.Likewise, above is the block of Wright Street that once had several beautiful houses, including the stunning apartment building that was the last to fall.Above, a year ago I asked the question, "How long before these two beautiful walls are harvested for their brick?" The answer is clear, as the beautiful Italianate rowhouse has been hit hard, and is in danger of collapse. Seriously, no one noticed this right on busy St. Louis Avenue?

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