I hate the wide streets of St. Louis; they encourage speeding and reckless driving, and they cut off neighborhoods. Also, you don’t get the chance to notice these cool houses along Broadway. There is rarely traffic along here to justify… Continue Reading
The house behind this little house went up in flames only a couple of days after this photograph was taken. I remember thinking what a neat house it was. Hopefully the arsonist who has been terrorizing this neighborhood for years… Continue Reading
I wish someone with vision and a lot of capital could find a use for the old Falstaff plant; it has a great location, history, a cave(!) and beautiful architecture. It needs to be renovated now, not later.
I’ve looked at these houses before, but I came back to look again. Look at the little guy above; probably it was originally built as an alley house. But then, going north, the old Lutheran Hospital is to the east,… Continue Reading
Just south of Sump Coffee is this stellar row of houses, lining the east side of the street.
I really like the houses on Ohio just north of St. Francis de Sales Church in Fox Park, which I examined in part of this earlier post. I think I finally figured out the deal with the house below; just… Continue Reading
Weird things abound in this city, the result of the slow, often hodgepodge rate of development. But sometimes, those weird things survive up to the present day, such as the “funky alley,” as I call it, just southwest of the… Continue Reading
Benton Park West, really the northern tip of Dutchtown, is easily one of my favorite neighborhoods. This is the 3300 block of Michigan, which captures the neighborhood’s identity well. Construction started around the Civil War, so the housing stock, like… Continue Reading
I’ve always found the small neighborhood of Marine Villa, tucked up against Broadway and I-55, to be an interesting area of the city. You can see the river from the high bluffs on which the neighborhood sits, a rarity in… Continue Reading