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Lynch Street at Salena Street, Benton Park

Lynch Street is an interesting east-west street. It starts by the river, goes through Soulard and Benton Park, and then ends ignominiously as an alley with a street sign in Fox Park near St. Francis de Sales, squeezed out by a competing street grid plat.

And like Pestalozzi, which we saw yesterday, it has houses and storefronts lining it, as opposed to just being faced with the sides of houses built on the north-south streets of the neighborhood.

They are beautifully restored, and there is some nice in-fill, as well.

4 Comments

  1. I’m very familiar with that area,from 1992 until 1995, I lived on the west side of Lami, near the old Falstaff brewery on Lemp. Saleena ran right behind us near the old Saint Agnes parish.

    • Do you have any old pictures from that time? I heard people used to dump garbage in Fremont Park back then.

  2. I have mainly pictures of the house and courtyard, that I lived in and some of the brewery, unfortunately they were snapshots taken with an old fashioned Minolta camera, before digital cameras. I haven’t begun the process of scanning them into my computer to store. I don’t remember there being a lot of trash dumped then. The south side was pretty well maintained then, the area facing Gravois looks a lot more rundown now

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