A visitor might get an impression of faded glory when entering St. Joseph through major corridors on the North End, South Side and Downtown.

“Sometimes it’s almost heartbreaking,” said Kim Schutte, the city’s historic preservation planner, “because you stand in front of these really very interesting buildings and you know what once was. They were once just amazing communities.”

Greg Kozol can be reached at greg.kozol@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NPNowKozol.

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