Here’s how it looks today. Surprisingly there appears to be less foliage today than in the older photo. That’s quite a contrast to some of the other early photos we’ve seen on this site where landscaping is new and just taking hold.
I’ve been looking forward to seeing if you’d post a picture of 28th & Belmont, because the huge gray house on the SE corner was recently demolished. Unfortunately, this historic photo doesn’t show it (trees) but the current “street view” still does.
Also, you can see how the curb begins curving away from Belmont on the northeast corner (next to the house in the photo) to accommodate the tracks joining the right-of-way. That curb/sidewalk still shows this today as can be seen (though not easily — try moving back or up 28th just a bit) in Jim’s link above.
In this photo just off to the left is a grand old house that was just demolished recently….such a sad waste. Also the big house on the right in the picture no longer stands and has been replaced by a laundry mat that has been out of business for while now.
are you guys talking about the beautiful old house that was right on the corner of 28th and Belmont? The house with the brick going around it that is obscured by trees in this photo? I haven’t been over there in a little bit, but that breaks my heart. Let me guess, another overpriced, tacky, 5 story apartment building, right? I hate what this city is becoming.
No, actually. The big grey house is being replaced by four houses! You’d think that on Belmont, with the transit and all, they’d build apartments. And they could, but the zoning would only allow 10 units in that R-1 zone, so I guess they’d make more profit from four single family houses.