The Monon Trail has been, by most accounts, a success. There have been a few bouts of crime on the trail south of 38th Street; however, where it succeeds is in shining a light on an area that had been largely neglected. I wish to focus on some of the potential (some of which is already being realized).
We’ll start with perhaps my favorite building of the whole trip: the former stables of Polk Sanitary Milk Company, south of 16th St:
This building at 16th and the Monon is ripe for conversion:
A former school on 16th. I’m not sure of its fate.
The Martindale on the Monon Project has fixed up an historic building on 16th St. This is their office:
The Gleaner’s Food Bank has a killer mural facing the Monon:
There are 2 brick crossing streets. 17th:
Someone likes colors:
The future home of Project School at 22nd and Yandes (Yandes St. is brick at this point), seen in the next 2 pictures:
The largest operating factory facility at 23rd:
Will this building at 30th Street survive?
The building across the street doesn’t look to be in any better shape:
I like former train depots:
Blank walls don’t have to be boring:
I REALLY like former train depots: