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Crumbling Facade

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This sad house, sitting among vacant lots on a quiet street in JeffVanderLou, is exhibiting a unique form of deterioration; the front ashlar stone is falling off the front facade. There’s a thick layer of…

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Abandoned Warehouse

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I turned to Matt Fernandez of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group for information about the old warehouse at  St. Louis Avenue and 13th Street: “1225-27 St. Louis Ave was originally built around 1907 as…

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Benton Place, Revisited

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I could have sworn I’ve wandered down and photographed the first private street in St. Louis–some say the first in America–but apparently I haven’t. Designed by Julius Pitzman, in what would become dozens of privates…

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