I realize that by posting these pictures, I am giving the wrong impression about the overall state of rehabbing and development that is making Old North St. Louis one of the most exciting neighborhoods in the region. But that being said, there is a certain captivating aspect of how this humble, wood frame alley house collapsed recently. It brings up the usual questions: why is it here? Who lived here? Why did it finally collapse? Just how dense of a neighborhood must this area have been to make it desirable to live in an alley house? Unfortunately, many of these questions might now never be answered.