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Boulevard Place and Crown Hill

Last Friday, a few friends and I biked down Boulevard Place to Crown Hill Cemetery.  Boulevard Place has 2 nice corners, separated by only 2 blocks.

First, 42nd Street.  The former Boulevard Place Cafe, which has sadly closed its doors:
The southwest corner:

Next, 40th Street.  The Southeast corner:


Northwest Corner:
Southwest Corner:
Northeast corner.  Unlike many inner-city corners built on 2 relatively minor streets, this one is pretty well activated, and only has one empty building.  But it’s a decent-looking one: 

One block east on 40th, there is a former Masonic Hall.  These places are all built to last forever:

Finally, Crown Hill:




6 Responses to “ “Boulevard Place and Crown Hill”

  1. The Urbanophile says:

    The Boulevard Place area is one of the city's lesser known old commercial nodes. Thanks for the pics.

  2. Kevin says:

    I would love to see that building at 42nd and Boulevard without the siding. That brick facade on the first floor is such a tease!

  3. mheidelberger says:

    I used to go to an open mic cafe that used to be there (40th and Boulevard); it was called United States of Mind I believe…

  4. Kevin says:

    That place was great! I only went once, but had a good time. The sign on the window says that there's a pool hall there now.

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  6. mpc says:

    I just drove through here recently. It looks like the barber shop business is doing well there, I think I saw three? Commercial pockets like these give neighborhoods an identity. Nice blog btw!

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