Does anyone know what this pole is used for? It receives several electrical lines, but then they do not go anywhere, and there are no other lines. I suspect it is some sort of ground for the electrical grid? It… Continue Reading
The building above was just renovated; it looks really great now, after being abandoned. This interesting, long Romanesque Revival house intrigues me as well. And these old Italianate houses, which need to be renovated, are painted in red. They have… Continue Reading
There is a wide variety of architecture, often right next to each other on diverse blocks, such as these in Fox Park.
This house has received some weird sort of renovation, with a different porch. On the side, a chimney flue sticks out from the wall. I normally see that when a building is torn down next door, but there seems to… Continue Reading
And then, and what makes Fox Park so interesting, you walk up to a whole section of the neighborhood built in the Early Twentieth Century, just blocks from houses from the 1870s. I know the Fox Lumber Company took up… Continue Reading
This corner store shows the density of the neighborhood, with two store fronts, and a back staircase that goes up to apartments above, where many owners would live above their businesses.
What I love about St. Louis architecture is how every building tells a story. Take this little guy, on the north side of Fox Park. Why is it sitting so weirdly up high? Well, most likely it was because this… Continue Reading
But then as the years went by, the old row houses began to split apart, leaving narrow gangways in between the buildings. I love these Italianate houses since they create a “rhythm” down the street.
I call a house that shares a wall structurally (not simply contiguous with two side walls) a “true row house.” There used to be thousands of them around the city, mainly built up to around 1880. What after that, houses… Continue Reading
Like nearby Lafayette Square, there are many Italianate houses, often with some Greek Revival influence in the pitched roofs and dormers. St. Louis architecture styles often transition between two “pure” styles with an intermediate style. On a related note, here… Continue Reading