File this under South Side Curiosities. Seeking to enjoy today's lovely weather, I took a bike ride over to the intersection of Oregon and Miami, where there's a strange rupture in the continuity of the street—of Oregon, that is.
I don't understand why the street does this. Did it originally end up where the wall is, and then later get extended? But if so, why didn't they just continue the street itself, putting in some dirt to make a smooth transition down the hill?
A couple of neighborhood kids came up to me while I was taking pictures. I explained why I found this street odd.
One kid solemnly told me that it had been like this as long as he could remember.
The other kid said, "One part is a high street, the other is a low street."
What is the purpose of the fence and the gates?
If anyone knows the story of this rupture in the street, please fill me in.