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North on Compton Avenue #3: Gravois Park from Chippewa to Winnebago Streets, Revisited

Crossing over Chippewa and past an invasive parking lot, we see this first house that was recently rehabbed after sitting vacant for years.

See the east side of the street from June of 2017. You can see the west side here.

Again, there are more of those wood frame houses mixed in with later brick homes, which is common in the South Side of St. Louis, alluding to earlier more rural uses such as orchards and quarries or dairy operations.

I find the contrast between the house and the alley interesting below.

I’ve looked at Winnebago Street before; it’s interesting that north-south and east-west share “dominance” of the street grid in this area.

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