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Livin' on a Prairie (Avenue)

author: Franny Wentzel : Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, November 27th, 2014


Side Street Memorial...

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014


Existential Crisis at the Bus Station

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014


Pretty Green House on a Block I Seldom Pass Through...

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Friday, June 20th, 2014


Schenectady's Civic Center - City Hall

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


Schenectady's Civic Center - The Post Office

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


Schenectady's Civic Center - The County Library

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


Schenectady's Civic Center - Police Department Headquarters

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


Vintage Views of Dealey Plaza

author: Franny Wentzel : Dallas, Texas
Friday, November 22nd, 2013


Dispatches from Mercury and Elsewhere...

author: Franny Wentzel : The Citynoise space probe...
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


The Fuhrerbunker

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Monday, June 17th, 2013


Moon Shot

author: Franny Wentzel : Monroeville, USA
Monday, June 3rd, 2013


The Wedgeway Building

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Saturday, May 4th, 2013


Greetings to Boston...

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013


As Seen at Todays Boston Marathon...

author: Franny Wentzel : Bostan, MA
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013


Just Before the War of the World - American Cities a Century Ago

author: Franny Wentzel :
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013


L.A.'s Bunker Hill in Colour

author: Franny Wentzel : Los Angeles, California
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013


A Sikh Discovers America

author: Franny Wentzel : America - the 1960s
Thursday, August 9th, 2012


Cupcake Capitalism

author: Franny Wentzel : Monroeville, USA
Saturday, June 16th, 2012


Cool Car in the Bank Parking Lot

author: Franny Wentzel : Monroeville, USA
Friday, June 15th, 2012


A Couple Cool Chicago NATO Protests Piccys

author: Franny Wentzel : 1060 West Addison
Monday, May 21st, 2012


Albany New York's State Street - Then and Now

author: Franny Wentzel : Albany, NY
Monday, March 26th, 2012


Green Eggs & Ham

author: Franny Wentzel : Somewhere in Whoville
Saturday, March 17th, 2012


The Fire That Never Dies

author: Franny Wentzel : Iroquois Nation, North America
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012


Fire Engine at the Strip Mall

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, New York
Friday, March 2nd, 2012


Cool Cars at the Bank

author: Franny Wentzel : Monroeville, USA
Friday, March 2nd, 2012


Gratte-Ciel Complex

author: Franny Wentzel : Villeurbanne, France
Monday, February 20th, 2012


Bekonscot, England's Toy-Size Town

author: Franny Wentzel : Bekonscot, UK
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012


Big Dead Mouse on the Front Lawn

author: Franny Wentzel : Monroeville, USA
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011


What'd We Ever Do to Architects to Make Them Hate Us So Much?

author: Franny Wentzel : Seoul, Korea
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011


 

Livin' on a Prairie (Avenue)

author: Franny Wentzel : Chicago, Illinois


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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...


Side Street Memorial...

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY


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Came upon this scene walking home on a block I seldom travel Below was a makeshift memorial... The back story... New York Family Devastated as Fire Sweeps Home, Kills Six MIKE GOODWIN and ANNE MILLER August 8, 2004 Blaze claims lives of woman's 4 kids, grandson, friend Nancy Self lost four children Saturday in the time it took a fire to sweep through her Division Street home. "What did I do so bad that they took my kids?" Self, 40, asked neighbor Maria Rivera as firefighters worked frantically to save her daughter, three sons, a grandson and a friend. A fast-moving fire tore through her home at 206...


Existential Crisis at the Bus Station

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY


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Was downtown a couple months ago and whilst taking pictures to update previous postings we came upon this little incident... An ambulance had shown up.. ...for reasons yet to be determined so we lingered to see what would happen. A man was brought out and planted on a bench. He was going through some crisis... ...that required his yelling and gesticulating to the audience of paramedics and fire fighters that had gathered around him. As our bus was about to depart, we were obliged to leave him to his existential angst...


Pretty Green House on a Block I Seldom Pass Through...

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY


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Cutting across town to save a bus ride, I came upon this pretty green house... The siding is vinyl over... ...what was probably a century old farm house ...from when this was still open country The fence is kinda neat too...


Schenectady's Civic Center - City Hall

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY


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It would seem more an accident than design that Schenectady has something of a civic center... With the possible exception of the library and police headquarters none of these building were constructed with the idea of being part of a whole... Googlesat view of City Hall - our first stop on this tour... Was constructed just as the Great Depression was getting under way. Political detracters called it the 'Million Dollar Place. View from the Jay Street side. Rear view from Clinton Street which like Jay was widened...


Schenectady's Civic Center - The Post Office

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY


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The first of three civic buildings lining Liberty Street... ...was actually constructed before our City Hall. The Post Office. Was constructed in two sections The first, fronting Liberty Street, was constructed in 1911. In 1934 the entrance was moved to Jay Street... With this dramatic new addition. The view from the Clinton Street side is a bit more mundane, but at the time of construction this street wasn't here. ...


Schenectady's Civic Center - The County Library

author: Franny Wentzel : Schenectady, NY


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Constructed around the same time as The Police Headquarters the County Library presents a softer side of mid-late 1960s architecture... The Googlesat view. White part is a new addition... View of entrance from across Liberty Street. Auditorium wing. Just the right size for lectures, book sales, blood drives... Classical tradition was edging its way back into architectural acceptability.... The new addition... Not sure what it's for... ...


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