I know, I know; we “can’t save everything.” But the fact remains, the little building at 10th and Locust was the last of the commercial buildings in St. Louis from the 1870s–or even earlier. Now everything is gone.
Bad news after recent storms; this old house from at least the 1870s or earlier suffered damage due to winds.
You don’t see this much any more down on the Levee. It’s neat to see, but the ranks of riverboats once seen along here will never happen again.
The development in the Grove north of Manchester Avenue is coming to the south side now. Will redevelopment come at the cost of losing long term residents? I hope not. There are some very old houses in this area, as… Continue Reading
Still standing, and with nothing happening on the property behind it, the remnants of the old streetcar repair barn sits, forgotten.
There used to be a huge streetcar depot around 39th Street. It’s all mostly demolished now, but tracks still survive. Also, due to the advanced state of dilapidation and my ignorance of the difference between railroad and streetcar trackage, there… Continue Reading
More beautiful homes line McRee Avenue; I am fascinated how this little pocket of completely occupied houses survives surrounded by major streets and an interstate.
The street is blocked off, but the renovations of apartments along McRee are welcomed. Large houses, like one would expect to see in Shaw to the south, are also prevalent.
I’d spied this beautiful house years ago, and I finally got the chance to see it up close. It is a fascinating mix of two different colored rusticated cut stone front facade, with gray and red colors complementing each other.… Continue Reading