Friday, March 23, 2012

North Taylor Through Lewis Place and The Ville

Wow, what a difference a few blocks can make. Heading north on Delmar, there's the inevitable feeling that disinvestment has taken its toll on the neighborhoods.
I agree that it looks like brick thieves have moved west past Grand and have begun to hit houses seemingly right out in the open.
I think the building below might be the old parish house for the now gone Holy Ghost Church. It's a great building, though isolated now.
I know that one of these two buildings is seriously out of kilter, but each one told me it's the other one. Who to believe?

1 comment:

  1. Tom Maher - KirkwoodMarch 23, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    The third photo is indeed the rectory for old Holy Ghost; the church was adjacent. The nuns' convent was next to the rectory and is gone as well. The larger building around the corner is the old school.
    I think the rectory is now an apartment building.

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