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This is not Chicago

This is not Chicago
On the banks of Fall Creek stand a set of solidly built brick apartments. They are proud and prominent, yet little known, due to the fact that the closest thoroughfare is the one-way northbound Illinois Street. Another factor that keeps these gems somewhat anonymous is that the most obvious way to reach them by vehicle is from east via Meridian Street. The 5 apartments are neighbors with a charming house, featured in the second picture in the photo gallery. Final note: they are looking for tenants if anyone is interested.
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Watson-McCord

Watson-McCord
Watson-McCord is a geographically small neighborhood centered on Watson Road.  The boundaries are seen here: The winding street follows along the southern edge of a natural ridge line, which appears to be a glacial moraine.  The ridge is prominent in Watson Bird Preserve, on the northeast corner of Watson and Guilford.  It’s an interesting sight; mature trees and topography in the middle of an urban neighborhood: The park is lined with 1920’s era houses, similar in style to the homes found to the north of 38th Street: Across College Avenue, the neighborhood hosts yet another...
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An abandoned SoBro building meets the shovel

A long standing eyesore on 46th street was demolished this week. A church located at 46th & Ralston Ave that has been standing unfinished for AT LEAST two and a half years now, was mowed down by a Caterpillar excavator. I have previously reported on this structure (here & here) indicating that it was scheduled for demolition this summer. The owner’s of the church reportedly ran out of funds to continue building and like many other structures over time, simply left it standing without the means to go back. To clarify, this structure was scheduled for demolition by the owners of the...
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