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4400 Block of Washington Boulevard

Ever since 2008, I’ve been intrigued by the eastern blocks of the Central West End, which technically extends all the way to Vandeventer Avenue. Here is another post showing this area from 2016. The thoroughfare is cut up now by street closures.

Likewise, Washington Boulevard (it switches from Avenue status at Jefferson Avenue) is lined with stunning houses dating back to before 1900, and many of them are in excellent condition.

This rare stone house with the curved tower is an extremely rare survivor, and I’m glad to see that it’s in good shape. It is a reminder of the Romanesque Revival style which flourished in the late Nineteenth Century.

But then there is this huge house, which reminds me of something in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood over on the edge of the city.

Senior citizens interested in attending my lecture at OASIS about influential architects who have left their marks on  St. Louis can sign up for a two-week class on June 12th and 19th, 2019, by clicking here and searching for class number “802” or by my last name. It will be held at the beautiful new Lemay Pavilion in Jefferson Barracks.

3 Comments

  1. FYI this is completely off the topic of this post, but they are demolishing the convent behind St. Mary’s Hospital in Clayton. They have already started taking the windows out.

  2. Thanks for clarifying this street’s neighborhood, Chris. Every time I ride through here, I remind myself that I gotta commit some of these borders to memory for better understanding.

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