I was very saddened to see the state of the houses facing the railroad tracks along Switzer Avenue. They are mostly vacant, and in a severe state of dilapidation.
Shenandoah Avenue has some amazing buildings, including these two four-family flats. They were built for the middle class, dispelling myths about these buildings being for low-income residents. Bob Reuter lived in the above building.
This house once had neighbors. Then Interstate 44 came through, and annihilated this neighborhood. It’s taken decades, and a lot of hard work, to put it all back together. I’ll openly confess to using 44 all the time, but having… Continue Reading
If you’ve been missing your bulldozer, it may be on Grove Street in Hyde Park.
The Central Library, by Cass Gilbert, is a masterpiece of the Beaux-Arts style, a triumph of combining ancient influences from Greece and Rome, with the best of the Italian Renaissance. The main branch of the St. Louis Public Library system… Continue Reading
Constructed in 1921 under more or less the same name, the Evangelical Church of the Redeemer dates back to when this was still largely rural, and is still going strong from its original Lutheran roots. It has that English Gothic… Continue Reading
Constructed in 1894, 3456 Hawthorne Boulevard would have been considered out of date with the architectural styles of the time. William F. Woerner, its owner, was a prominent lawyer in St. Louis, writing this article about murder and inheritance issues… Continue Reading
I saw this building under renovation a couple of months ago while checking out the Lewis Place neighborhood. Unfortunately, nothing has happened in several months. It’s a shame since it sits on a major street, right up on the sidewalk, but… Continue Reading