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Jules Street, McKinley Heights

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Back in June I covered a secluded but unique corner of McKinley Heights, tucked back behind the commercial strips that intersect at Jefferson and Gravois.

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It turns out that uncharacteristically old quarter continues on up the isolated, one block Jules Street. More beauties await, again many decades older than the majority of the neighborhood that was built after some brick yards and a race track moved out.

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The street is very heavily rehabbed, but there are still some houses that could use a makeover. It’s one of the best kept secrets in South City.

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Many of those unique, Second Empire/Italianate hybrids, which I like so much for their idiosyncratic melding of styles, sit on this block. But also small, vernacular houses exist too, such as the two above.

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The setbacks vary greatly, as can be seen in these two houses. I really like the house below, which is vacant. It would make a great house for a gardener.

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Then, out of the blue, is the house below, decades younger, but still holding its ground in this neighborhood of red brick.

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