alleyscape

Posted by Ellen

Just a few years ago, Monday in the neighborhood was obviously washday, as in this scene looking out over the alley behind South Taney Street. But that was then; nowadays, rowhouse backyards like these, minus the clotheslines, are described in realtor-speak as perfect for entertaining. 

Posted by Ellen

Edgar Allan Poe’s mother’s house. This photo was taken in 1930, a good many years after she lived there.