Benton Park West is easily one of the most beautiful and most balanced urban neighborhoods in the city of St. Louis. It is just the mix of densities to provide something for everybody. Its future and health will help determine… Continue Reading
Houses that had been abandoned for years have been rehabbed and occupied on Texas Avenue in between Pestalozzi and Arsenal on the east side of the street. A trend I am not happy about is the painting of the beautiful… Continue Reading
Crossing Lynch Street heading south, the east side of Texas Avenue has some peculiar Modernist in-fill; one is still occupied, while the other is abandoned. Then there’s this giant Second Empire house, which is a common form of housing in… Continue Reading
Texas Avenue is just one block west of Jefferson Avenue, but the noise of that major artery and Gravois to the north is largely blocked off by the storefronts on the other side of the alley on the east. Above,… Continue Reading
Starting at Ohio’s intersection with Gravois and Lynch, we head south, looking at the east side of the street, where there is the famous “One Night Stand” karaoke bar. It had been closed for a little while, with the whole… Continue Reading
I am continuously fascinated by the portion of Benton Park West north of Arsenal, bounded by Jefferson Avenue on the east, and Gravois Avenue on the northwest (of course, the whole of the neighborhood is a triangle). Over the next… Continue Reading
The far western corner of Benton Park West is far from its eponymous park, but it did once have a landmark nearby: Falstaff Plant No. 2, which is now mostly demolished. There is a mix of multi-family apartments, and cool… Continue Reading
It’s really north Dutchtown, but someone decided to call it Benton Park West. The housing stock is stunning.
Tract housing has always been around, and this row of houses, built at the same time, creates a rhythm as one walks down the street.
I love the architecture of Benton Park West, with its stately Second Empire architecture. Look at this house, with its second and third floors sticking out, or look at the beautiful terracotta ornament below.