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4000 and 4100 Blocks of Labadie, The Greater Ville

Moving west on Labadie Avenue, four family apartment buildings predominate, but they are elegant, and meant for the middle class residents who probably hopped on the streetcar in the morning and rode to office jobs downtown in the morning.

In the evenings, they would get off at the corner and buy groceries at corner stores before walking less than a block home to their apartments.

I love these buildings; they are apartment buildings, but they have unified compositions that make them appear as one cogent whole.

And then we see the first signs of buff brick on the front facade as the Twentieth Century begins.

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