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Corner Stores, Soulard

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Due to the modern commercial environment, and lower density, we’re probably never going to need all of the corner storefronts in the city. They make great houses though, with big, light filled windows. And things…

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Lateral Side

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I find these old vernacular houses, this one with a wing out the back, endlessly interesting. They’re scattered throughout the city, not respected, and often swept away in redevelopment. But they represent a time when…

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Wood Frame Survivor

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Samotus Baerlocher, possibly a Swiss immigrant lived at this address in the Nineteenth Century. But building records state it was built in 1900. I think it is almost certainly much older than that, considering it is…

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9th Street, Soulard

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The amazing housing stock of Soulard becomes apparent walking south of the market down 9th Street. While parking lots ruin much of the streetscape, further south the street wall is preserved. Every style of Nineteenth…

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