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Newstead Avenue Through the Ville

Inaugural, Big Mound, Tillie's Corner, Ville, St. Louis Plac 035

Update: I have now extensively photographed the Ville and Greater Ville neighborhoods, but I still have much more to explore, and more people to meet. There have been some streetscape upgrades to Newstead Avenue.

I came to the humbling, and constantly present, realization on Saturday that I’ve only begun to scratch the surface of the urban fabric of St. Louis

Inaugural, Big Mound, Tillie's Corner, Ville, St. Louis Plac 032

A whole new area of the city, the Ville, off of my main source of photographs, St. Louis Avenue, is completely different than what I had expected.  Row after row of houses, many in very bad shape, are interspersed with many occupied dwellings that are well-maintained and in good condition.

Inaugural, Big Mound, Tillie's Corner, Ville, St. Louis Plac 033

What will become of this neighborhood?  Will new houses be built, will old ones be rehabilitated?

Inaugural, Big Mound, Tillie's Corner, Ville, St. Louis Plac 034

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