Apologies for my absence from blogging; I've started a new job and am getting married in less than a month, both factors which are taking up energy I normally direct toward prowling around abandoned buildings like a weirdo. But I've been working on the facilities people at LSU to gain access to the historic condemned Huey P. Long Fieldhouse (if anyone can pull any strings, please do), and I got back to my prowling roots this weekend.
I don't know how I never noticed this huge empty house on the corner of Government and 22nd before, but it took biking right past it to finally notice.
But first, we took a quick stop at Acosta Cleaners, notable only for the large wire hanger out front that had grabbed my attention months ago.
The buisness was open since 1930, but there will be no wire hangers ever again for them.
Inside looks like this.
Back to that house. Front porch:
To get an idea of how enormous it is, a view in the front window.
It could be a great space, but it's not in the best shape. 22nd Street side:
Mold is a problem that will only get worse, as a lot of the structure's windows are broken.
In one back door:
Around the corner on the yard side, Apartment 2.