Like many apartment houses, this
one has an open corridor running down the middle, and the front
entrance leads into that corridor. It's there that they filmed the
opening of the scene, where Quinn & Miller walk and banter, before
encountering the vendor. (They are walking south down the
corridor, towards Appleton Street.)
The vendor's produce truck was parked roughly where the white van is located in my photo below. The building seen behind the witness in most of the shots is actually across the street, it's the west side of another apartment building, at 1864 Appleton.
A. In the early seasons, I
usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using
clues from the various scenes. By the now, though, I've developed
a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and let me know in advance when something is about to film there.
Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a
few new resources I discovered, by the time the new first episode airs, I
already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only
need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct
This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Suzi, Elaine, Mia,
Julie, Kerry, Joel, Eric, Jeff, & others. My thanks to all of them.
This tip came from Rick, and then I drove there in person to shoot the photo you see above. (Thanks, Rick!)