California Avenue Between Wyoming and Arsenal Streets, Benton Park West

North of Wyoming Street, California Avenue has the normal Benton Park West style houses, influences by the German immigrants who settled here around 1900. There is the heavy influence of the Romanesque Revival. My friends nicknamed the houses below “cyclops”… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 20: Osage Street Between Grand Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue

As is common, a large apartment building pops up near the major artery of Grand Boulevard, and then lower density continues further away to the east on Osage Avenue. The four-family above has been shorn of its cornice, and its… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 18: Pennsylvania Avenue Between Keokuk and Chippewa Streets

Crossing over Keokuk Street, we reach some older houses, such as the duplex below, sitting high above street grade. I like the ornamental grass, by the way. We come across a very old wood frame house, which sits right up… Continue Reading