These beautiful houses are in danger in Tower Grove East; they’re getting their roofs and guts ripped out, and ugly second floors, made out of cheap pine 2x4s and vinyl siding, are being slapped on top of them. I’m tired… Continue Reading
Many of my longtime readers probably know by now that major arteries such as Gravois or North Florissant were widened due to a bond issue passed by voters back in the first decades of the Twentieth Century. Amazingly, Gravois Avenue… Continue Reading
Benton Park is such a beautiful neighborhood, with such an interesting and varied housing stock, which makes it one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. These pictures are from the blocks just south of the park, around Withnell and… Continue Reading
It’s hard to believe now, but much of South Grand was once lined with mansions such as the one you see above, which is at the southwest corner of the intersection with Shaw. This one was turned into a funeral… Continue Reading
The intersection of Arsenal, Pennsylvania and Gravois is a fine mess, but what a view you have if you manage to get stopped on Gravois northeast-bound towards Downtown.
I see amazing buildings such as this one along South Jefferson Avenue, and I think what possibility they hold, but it’s rough with the heavy traffic going by. There are windows out there that can block out the noise (my… Continue Reading
Continuing north, here is the west side of Jefferson between Arsenal and Gravois. From here, this is Jefferson from Gravois south to Arsenal.
Continuing north, we see the west side of Jefferson between Utah and Arsenal. The house below of course was the residence of one of the owners of the Cherokee Brewery. Below on the left is the Declaration Independence Neudorf House.… Continue Reading
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that I created a new Special Topics tag a month or so entitled “South Jefferson.” South of Interstate 44, the original Nineteenth Century streetscape is incredibly well-preserved, so for the next couple of days, I’m… Continue Reading
There is much to report on this spring, starting with a collapse of an out building on Utah Street in Benton Park. It can still be salvaged, though. Below, as I suspected would happen, another of the houses sitting on… Continue Reading