The River des Peres’ legacy lives on in the avenue that bears its name, and the idiosyncratic architecture that lines the cross streets. The apartment building above got an awesome new facade sometime in the late 1960s or 70s, while… Continue Reading
While houses on the busy intersections with Skinker are designed with two public facades, even back in the neighborhood at the corners with Rosedale, architects carefully composed the homes to look rational and grounded from both streets. Just say no… Continue Reading
McPherson Avenue continues the same theme of the rest of the neighborhood, with stout front porches and a mix of Beaux-Arts temple houses and Tudor Revival country homes. The beauty of this neighborhood is that each house has the same… Continue Reading
I came across this little pedestal, surrounded by a gravel garden.
A high-rise apartment building such as this is actually rare in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood, but this one sits right along Skinker, and perhaps points to a future form for the busy thoroughfare if the Great Depression had not hit St.… Continue Reading
Just like 500 N. Skinker, this house works with its corner lot at McPherson and Skinker, with two prominent Tudor Revival facades. It has received a glass block renovation to its Skinker porch, no doubt to drown out the traffic.… Continue Reading
Continuing down Kingsbury Place, there are more beautiful houses, many of them with massive classically-inspired pediments with balconies peaking out between the Corinthian columns. They have all been beautifully restored, and the different colored brick facades all function together in… Continue Reading
Kingsbury Place, the western one, is just right off of busy N. Skinker Boulevard. The housing stock is spectacular, and rivals anything in the Central West End. There are several of these massive, “super” Dutch Colonial looking houses, with a… Continue Reading
The 6000 block of Kingsbury Avenue is mostly houses, but there are a few small apartment buildings mixed in, as well. The architecture continues to be an eclectic group of revival styles, and combinations of European styles from the ancient… Continue Reading
The 5900 block of Kingsbury is an interesting mix of early Twentieth Century apartment buildings, with some perfectly fine in-fill, done tastefully. I like how the third floor balconies were enclosed at some point in the building above.