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Revisiting Carondelet: Virginia Avenue Between Loughborough Avenue and Blow Street, Blow Elementary School

It’s interesting to see how a similar pattern of development occurs in different parts of the city. As I showed recently at the old Webster Elementary School in Old North, at the Blow Elementary School in Carondelet, there were original… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Virginia Avenue Between Haven Street and Loughborough Avenue

Heading one block west over to Virginia Avenue (Compton Avenue gets squeezed out down in Carondelet), we now head south from Haven down to Loughborough, first on the west side. The street is far more quiet than Michigan Avenue, and… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Blow and Nagel Streets

The block of Michigan Avenue between Blow and Nagel has some of the most interesting houses in Carondelet. First up, we realize there was actually a wood frame house right on the southwest corner, with an address on Blow Street.… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Quincy and Blow Streets

The west side of Michigan Avenue south of Quincy Street starts out nice enough with a rehabbed corner store, but then… Wow, what might easily be one of the most interesting and beautiful houses in the entire City of St.… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Loughborough Avenue and Quincy Street

Heading south on Michigan Avenue past Loughborough Avenue (which originally was Pine Street in the original town of Carondelet), we see a row of what I call the Italianate–Second Empire hybrids, a Romanesque Revival four-family and Greek Revival house on… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Haven Street and Loughborough Avenue

Heading south of Haven on the west side are a row of house from a wide age range, including many old wood frame buildings. But first there are two brick houses, both of which look to be apartments now. Below,… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Mott and Haven Streets

Mott and Michigan starts out with a large commercial building, with apartments upstairs. But then there are some fantastic single family houses, from a variety of eras. Sadly, one of the nicest ones that is shown below is abandoned. But… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Iron and Mott Streets

Next up south of Iron Street, which doglegs at Michigan, is the old Des Peres School, which I’ve looked at before. The rest of the block has been dramatically altered with the construction of a community health center. Crossing Holly… Continue Reading