Missed Connections, Old North

Old North St. Louis is famous for the success up around the 14th Street Mall and rightfully so, but I do want to draw attention to the mess down near the new interstate bridge and the cut-off streets it has caused, leaving the southern portion of the neighborhood isolated from the rest of the city.

It’s a great place for dumping things, such what you see below, and for out of control trees to grow.

And there are still some durable buildings left, but who would want to invest in them?

This building was supposed to be demolished, I was told, but it hasn’t been yet.


  1. Looks like these shots were taken looking east on Tyler from Hadley. The building on the right is the last remaining apartment known as honeymoon row. This would be the 1000 block. I lived on the 1200 of Tyler in the 1950’s and early 60’s. It sure has changed.

    • Yes, that is the area I was in. I’m sad to report that all of the houses are gone in the 1200 block of Tyler. Why was it called Honeymoon Row? I’m always interested in hearing from former residents!

  2. It was called Honeymoon Row because that’s were the newlywed’s would rent an apartment. My old home at 1211Tyler was the last house on the block and burned down around 1996.

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