Benton Park West, really the northern tip of Dutchtown, is easily one of my favorite neighborhoods. This is the 3300 block of Michigan, which captures the neighborhood’s identity well.
Construction started around the Civil War, so the housing stock, like the flounder house below, can be very old, but then later the “in-fill” around 1900 filled in the gaps.
Look at this house below; what an elegant home that was probably originally for just a normal family. Normal families could live in and afford these houses one hundred years ago. A good model for the future.