Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Survivors On Irish Hill

This area lies on almost complete abandon with the exception of a few old structures that have survived mass demolition and decay... All of the exact locations for these shots have been geotagged in flickr.


AmericanDirt said...

What a shame. It seems to have a lot of good old commercial/warehouse architecture (if it's not dilapidated). Is there anything left to the residential area of Irish Hill? I always thought of it as being north of Fountain Square and south of Holy Cross, but I'm not sure that leaves much of a community.

Anonymous said...

Years ago, I came across a newspaper article from around 1895 that covered the death of patrolman Charles Ware in Irish Hill. There was a gang there called the Boo Gang that had been terrorizing the neighborhood. The gang leader was a fellow named Louis Ferriter, who shot Ware when he tried to arrest him.

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