Part Two of Convent Avenue: Then and now

My new year’s tradition, since 1999, has been to photograph buildings on Convent Avenue in the barrio.

The row house at 441-447 S. Convent has long been one of the most photographed buildings in the barrio. The chalky blue is delicious. December 1999.

The row house at 441-447 S. Convent has long been one of the most photographed buildings in the barrio. The chalky blue is delicious. December 1999.

It’s December 2018 and the blue is aging well. But even better is this…

It’s December 2018 and the blue is aging well. But even better is this…

… One resident has created this funky garden in the strip of land in front of her home. December 2018.

… One resident has created this funky garden in the strip of land in front of her home. December 2018.

451 S. Convent on Dec. 31, 1999.

451 S. Convent on Dec. 31, 1999.

Changing up the trim at 451 S. Convent. December 2018. Which do you prefer?

Changing up the trim at 451 S. Convent. December 2018. Which do you prefer?

459 S. Convent on Dec. 31, 1999.

459 S. Convent on Dec. 31, 1999.

459 S. Convent as dressed for the holidays in December 2018.

459 S. Convent as dressed for the holidays in December 2018.

Get ready, 484 S. Convent. Big change is about to come by 2017, and then again by Dec. 31, 2018.

Get ready, 484 S. Convent. Big change is about to come by 2017, and then again by Dec. 31, 2018.

484 S. Convent in January 2017.

484 S. Convent in January 2017.

The evolution of 484 S. Convent. December 2018.

The evolution of 484 S. Convent. December 2018.

517 S. Convent in December 1999. Time has not been kind to this house.

517 S. Convent in December 1999. Time has not been kind to this house.

517 S. Convent in December 2018.

517 S. Convent in December 2018.

Found on the street and now back to the street

Found on the street and now back to the street

Convent Avenue: Then and now

Convent Avenue: Then and now