Citynoise.org: a public photoblog where people with a love for
the urban form, modern world, or a general appreciation of their
environment gather to post stories, narratives
and often upload photos of their favourite cities, hometowns,
travels, or current locations.
Before the turn of the previous century Prairie Avenue on the South side of Chicago was a neighbourhood of fine homes including one of the more historic works of architecture...
By the 1950s it was a seedy shadow of itself...
Remarkably, a few old manses managed to survive in what was a largely industrial area.
The area was only steps away from the McCormick Place exhibition grounds and in the last quarter century has seen quite a turnaround.
Amazingly, a good portion of the new buildings have revived late 19th/early 20th century forms.
A look at some of the plucky survivors.
This house was hauled...
There is no surf in Cleveland, Ohio
these are my nostalgic shots from in and around downtown
recent, too. from early august
except for the last photo
which is a color xerox post card i produced in the '70s. reproduced digitally below
on the original,...