Thursday, July 23, 2009

Haughville Castle

This structure along 10th street has always intrigued me. I have some closeups of the other places around the building for a full Haughville Neighborhood post I will do once I am finished shooting the area.

This is definitely much better if viewed large...

5 comments:

thundermutt said...

It's probably not a church...

mheidelberger said...

I'm not quite sure what it was used for. I do know there was a strong Eastern Eurpoean influence here back in the day, but I'm not knowledgable enough in architecture to say anything with any authority. This is the good side of the building; the other side has collapsed with trees growing out of it.

Anonymous said...

Looks like it was built as a normal 2story street corner building circa 1900. The homecooked siding job was done in the 60s or 70s or 80s (my guess).

Does the pay phone still operate? Not many of those around anymore.

mheidelberger said...

Not sure if the pay phone still works, but there are several of those rusted relics around the neighborhood. Its weird and sad to see a neighborhood so close to downtown get neglected like it does.

Eileen Harryvan said...

I can ask my dad if he knows what was here in this building. Our family immigrated from Slovenia (then Yugoslavia) and owned several commercial buildings. He may remember. Do you have any other photos of the commercial buildings in the neighborhood? thx