This alley house, whose front house was never built or demolished at the corner of Keokuk and Virginia, is far older than 1895, which is when the City says it was built. You can tell because the brick doesn’t match.… Continue Reading
I’ve always been intrigued by these tract homes along Bates just east of Grand. I don’t think they were built in the 19th Century, when the Second Empire style was most popular. They were in fact built in 1905.
Anyone remember Watkins Furniture and Fuel? It looks like it was a huge store at one point, spreading across several different buildings. The stained glass is beautiful.
The house which sat on top of Sugar Load Mound has been demolished by the Osage Nation. The lower platform of the mound to the north still has one house left.
I like the mixture of apartments, stores and houses, all from different periods of time in the decades before and after the yer 1900. The apartments below are still in good condition, despite that many are now owned by negligent… Continue Reading
I love the commercial strip along South Broadway in Carondelet, where there is a mixture of different architectural styles, many preserved while their counterparts in downtown are gone.
I’ve long been worried about the cluster of historic stone and other brick and wood frame houses that form the core of a neighborhood that goes back to at least the Civil War, or even before, when James Eads built… Continue Reading
Constructed in 1921, this house was once the residence of Mae Walsh Foristel. It is overgrown, almost as if it is vacant. The large gates lead up to a driveway to the house.
Designed by architect E. J. Hess in 1899, the house was first occupied by August and Dorothea Schulz. They were members of the Veiled Prophet, as well as rowers out at Creve Coeur Lake. It is a beautiful house, sited… Continue Reading
These houses are doomed, one by one. The old quarry underneath is reasserting itself. Be careful when you buy property in South City.