I find it interesting that Delmar Boulevard is used as the great demarcation line for the discussion of race relations in St. Louis. For the most part, east of Kingshighway, it is a completely unremarkable stretch of street, with abandonment and empty lots on both sides of the street. Blight continues south of Delmar for several blocks the all the way to downtown; by no means is it some sort of hard line anymore. In other news, they’re making some slow progress on the building below in the last two years since I photographed it.
And what I consider to be one of the great success stories of rehabbing a once totally bombed out large apartment building, seen below, is still going strong, serving as veterans’ housing.