Dutchtown is such a beautiful neighborhood. It has very little demolition, the houses are are in good shape, and the population is still very high–it is one of the densest areas of the city. But abandonment is creeping in, and… Continue Reading
This little Gothic Church deep in Dutchtown is now connected with the house next door. Either the steeple was never completed, or it was built out of wood and has rotten away.
I love these little houses with their pitched roofs and simple design. This house has sat vacant for a while, as it is right next to a parking lot on busy Chippewa at Compton. Hopefully one day it will be… Continue Reading
There is a large portion of the city cut off by the interstates. Up north, we see mostly devastation, as people fled living next to an interstate on the west and industry on the east. Down south, it’s not so… Continue Reading
It’s easy to miss the beautiful bank on the southeast corner of the bustling intersection of Jefferson and Gravois. Originally constructed in 1925, it was renovated in 1956, and the annex, now a separate business, was built in 1979
The old “Home for the Friendless” is getting new life; I the renovation looks very nice from the outside. This is a perfect place for senior apartments, close to the interstate so relatives can visit quickly.
This house, on Marine Avenue, is one of the oldest houses in the neighborhood, and was probably originally a duplex, judging from its appearance on Compton and Dry from 1875. It faces the river, down a steep hill, and would… Continue Reading
I’ve always enjoyed this building, with the huge windows on the second floor. I suspect the brick was not painted originally.