These houses, sitting right up against the wild underbrush on the other side of old streetcar tracks, were built in 1906. I was surprised, as the buildings nearby are much newer, by several decades. The roofs are strange as well.… Continue Reading
What a beautiful building, I thought. It needs some work, though. Then as I walked by, the sunlight came through the staircase, and as I rounded its side, I realized its porch had collapsed, and the back part of the… Continue Reading
These houses show a Romanesque Revival mentality, even if they don’t all have rounded, Roman arch windows. And then the house below has some Beaux-Arts elements. The parapet wall has fallen over on this house, below.
Look at these beautiful apartment buildings; they are one by one falling abandoned. There are only a couple of occupied houses on this block.
The 5600 block of Kennerly, further west, has some beautiful, unique homes. I know there was probably another, third house in between these two. It is gone now. I also suspect that these interesting homes below had several compatriots in… Continue Reading
This street, heading over to the city limits, is filled with mostly two-family apartments. They are in good condition, but again, most are abandoned.
The buildings in this area are mostly intact, but they’re sadly abandoned for the most part. There are few people left around here.
And then, amidst the devastation, there are neat rows of Cape Cod style houses, immaculately maintained. Owner-occupied, and just a couple decades younger than much of the neighborhood allowed these houses to survive.
This house, on St. Louis Avenue at Hamilton, is in that interesting moment when the Art-Deco style transitioned into Modernism. I still don’t feel satisfied with that definition of this house’s style; it was built in 1939, right when a… Continue Reading
The sun had risen up above the horizon, and the red brick so famous in St. Louis was glowing. This old gas station seems to have been converted into a house; there are garages in the backs of these apartment… Continue Reading