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


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


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


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