Audrey had a girl scout project in the Old North community garden this morning. Going on at the same time was the lively Old North 14th Street Market with produce, people and music. Great to see Old North continuing its upward momentum. I am confident that in 10-15 years we'll talk of Old North just as we talk now of Soulard, Lafayette Square and Benton Park.
That's why these bad mansards are so sad. Houses just like them are lovingly rehabbed all over the near south side. But Old North is only where Soulard and Lafayette Square were in the 1980's.