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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 52: Meramec Street Between Pennsylvania and Nebraska Avenues, North Side

This next stretch of Meramec is interesting; all of the houses are of uniform age, without a single outlier. I suspect they were developed in one single tract. Consulting Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, the answer becomes obvious; there was a… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 50: Meramec Street Between Michigan and Minnesota Avenues, North Side

Next up is a row of houses, primarily in the Second Empire style but with a couple of houses that are from later in the early Twentieth Century. Unlike most of Meramec Street in this area, much of this block… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 49: Meramec Street Between South Compton and Michigan Avenues, North Side

We left off on our Beauty of Dutchtown series back in September of 2020, so I thought we would look at Meramec Street across from the major and former institutions on the north side of that thoroughfare. Facing the august… Continue Reading

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DeMenil Place, Early October 2021

Things are changing on DeMenil Place! One of the medical marijuana cultivation licenses was awarded to a company that is renovating the old Cherokee Candy Company building, which sits on hallowed ground for me: the southeast quadrant of Block 52,… Continue Reading