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