Further down the street, the mix of various early Twentieth Century styles prevail. Houses sit on the east-west streets, and traffic is funneled down the north-south streets.
Princeton Heights is tucked in between Kingshighway and Hampton, with houses dating to the first decades of the Twentieth Century to the 1960s. It is sited on rolling hills, and feels like a million miles away from downtown, even though… Continue Reading
The Parkshire Apartments are tucked in between Gravois and Hampton, in between Gatewood Gardens Cemetery and a Schnucks. They continue the long tradition of four-family flats in St. Louis, but they’ve been updated to the 1950s. Their garages are prominent… Continue Reading
These three children all died in the 1880s, some young children, and one a baby. These were probably some of the oldest graves in the cemetery.
New Picker’s Cemetery, or Gatewood Garden Cemetery as it’s now known, possesses some of the oldest history in the City of St. Louis. It traces its roots back to Tower Grove East, the current location of Roosevelt High School, but… Continue Reading
St. Matthew’s is just one of many closed German Lutheran churches left scattered around the city. It’s a nice example of a German Gothic Hallkirche, where the buttresses are attached and there is no transept. Look at those little flying… Continue Reading
These Second Empire beauties continue to sit vacant, owned by slumlords “who are doing their best to fix them up–lay off.” Right. Now, the one on the end was struck by arson, and only saved by the bravery of firefighters.… Continue Reading
I’ve long been intrigued by the dense collection of houses built just after the Civil War to the northeast of the intersection of Gravois and Jefferson. What fire insurance maps and Compton and Dry show as some sort of large… Continue Reading
As I’m sure some people might know, Broadway passes over a viaduct on the east side of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, as there are loading docks and tracks going into the massive Bevo Bottling Plant. But the ornamentation, on even a… Continue Reading