The 2600 block of Ann Avenue may be one of the most fascinating blocks in the city. It has little guys like this house above, sitting high up because it was certainly built before street grading. But there are all… Continue Reading
There doesn’t seem to have ever been any front house on this lot, where this house sits right on the alley line. It may appear on Compton and Dry, but the area had so little development in the 1870s it… Continue Reading
This is quite the porch out back; I would love to know the story of this creation.
There is so much potential along Jefferson, with so many buildings preserved to create a walkable environment. Too bad the cars are flying by at 50 mph. Rich people originally sought out major streets for their houses, such as this… Continue Reading
Armand Street has newer houses, from the turn of the Twentieth Century, and less of the Italianate and Second Empire prevalent on older streets.
Update: The church held its final service on September 3, 2017. Emmaus Lutheran has a typical Romanesque Revival building for St. Louis–the ornament is Romanesque, but the massing of the church is really much more Gothic. It is a beautiful… Continue Reading
I like these duplexes, where two houses are built along a party wall. Wrapping around onto Jefferson north of Shenandoah, the beautiful street wall, so well preserved along this stretch, continues.
Fox Park is an amazing neighborhood, full of some very old houses from the 187os up to the 1920s. Streets south of Russell Boulevard were working class, with stout Italianate and Second Empire houses. I visited this block back in… Continue Reading
I love this building’s transformation over the years. What was clearly a four-family flat at some point received a baby-blue coat of paint, and then received a front staircase in what looks like the 1970s. Glass-block windows were installed at… Continue Reading