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Shenandoah Avenue, Minnesota to Pennsylvania Avenues, North Side

Moving east on the north side of Shenandoah Avenue between Minnesota and Pennsylvania, there is a wide variety of houses, and there is really no way to quantify one overall style. The house below looks like something I would see… Continue Reading

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Shenandoah Avenue, Michigan to Minnesota Avenues, North Side

I’ve always been intrigued by the architecture of Shenandoah Avenue in Tower Grove East; it is distinct and much older. It was obviously platted and developed earlier than the rest of the neighborhood, which was largely built speculatively in the… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 28: Osage Street Between Compton and Michigan Avenues

East of Compton Avenue, and north of Marquette Park are a pair of four-family apartment buildings, one in bad shape, while the other is in great condition. Then there is this interesting Second Empire duplex that was combined into one… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 26: Oregon Avenue Between Osceola and Chariton Streets, West Side

Oregon Avenue north of Osceola Street represents the “standard” Dutchtown block; there is a mix of housing styles from the early Twentieth Century, with a few houses thrown in here and there from the Nineteenth Century after the Civil War.… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 25: Osceola Street Between Nebraska and California Avenues

Osceola Street, due to the superblock that was the former Maryville campus and right-of-way for I-55, is the first through east-west through street west into Dutchtown from South Broadway south of Meramec Street. Consequently, there is a lot of high… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 24: Minnesota Avenue Between Dakota and Osceola Streets, West Side

North of Dakota Street, Minnesota Avenue takes on a totally diverse character architecturally, with a wide variety of styles and sizes of houses. The two houses below are clearly twins, but the developer switched the front facade brick color and… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 23: Minnesota Avenue Between Mount Pleasant and Dakota Streets, West Side

Moving north, Minnesota Avenue enters an almost entirely Twentieth Century phase, as four-family apartment buildings take over, and red brick yields to dark brown after only two buildings of the former. Dutchtown is the most dense neighborhood in the city,… Continue Reading