Monthly Archives: May 2014

Forbidden feet.

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Travel any reasonable distance in this country, across multiple political boundaries, and you will inevitably discover a variety practices in handling traffic.  We see it everywhere: speed limit differences, right turns on red (or not), the size and generosity of the turn radius at an intersection, the style and design (or even the very existence) …Read more…

When the best preservation efforts go up in smoke.

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My latest is up at Urban Indy.  It focuses on a charming Victorian double in the historic neighborhood of St. Joseph, immediately north of downtown Indianapolis, perfectly visible in this Google Streetview image. At least, that’s how it looked in the summer of 2009.  This is what it looks like now: It’s gone.  Demolished.  One …Read more…