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Arsenal Avenue Between South Compton and Michigan Avenues, South Side, Tower Grove East

I looked at Arsenal Avenue between Michigan and Minnesota avenues a while back, so I thought I would look at the south side of that street between the former state street and South Compton on a resplendent Saturday morning. You can see the north side of the street in this post.

First up, above is a four-family renovated by Lutheran Development Group and RISE, and a Second Empire house that is occupied by multiple generations of the same family.

The two buildings above, and the one below have a great story. Tom, a neighbor, has roots in Tower Grove East going back generations, and his grandfather actually operated a florist in the building on upper left. Tom bought the building on the upper right first, and then after the slumlord got the federal tax lien cleared, Tom purchased his family’s original store. Then, he also bought the historic and very old Greek Revival house below that sits back from the street, and is probably one of the first brick houses in the neighborhood. We need more Toms!

Then there is a wide variety of other cool houses in different styles.

Arsenal Street could benefit from more traffic calming so much; it is hurt by the speeding on it so much. Case in point here.

But as you can see in the middle building, there was another storefront along here.

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