Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Catching Up: Demolitions Lately

The building at 1838 Canal Street, a shotgun with greek/classical revival pediment, bay window, recessed entryway, and elaborate metal gate, was demolished in the past week.  Here's what it looked like.

The long, narrow shotgun building on S. Roman Street that had been used as a lawyer's office at one time is now gone.

The elaborate facade of the lone house at 2028-30 Palmyra Street that held out against the Blood Center's expansion some years ago is now gone.  Here's what it looked like.

Sadly, the great blue camelback house at 2024 Cleveland Avenue - which I had hoped would be saved, at least in part - is gone.  Here's what it looked like.  Here's a shot I took back in October 2009, shortly after I began walking the Footprint.

A small shed on S. Roman has also been demolished.

All this...despite the continued tumult and uncertainty about whether the hospital will even be built.

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