Kingsbury Place, the western one, is just right off of busy N. Skinker Boulevard. The housing stock is spectacular, and rivals anything in the Central West End. There are several of these massive, “super” Dutch Colonial looking houses, with a… Continue Reading
The 6000 block of Kingsbury Avenue is mostly houses, but there are a few small apartment buildings mixed in, as well. The architecture continues to be an eclectic group of revival styles, and combinations of European styles from the ancient… Continue Reading
The 5900 block of Kingsbury is an interesting mix of early Twentieth Century apartment buildings, with some perfectly fine in-fill, done tastefully. I like how the third floor balconies were enclosed at some point in the building above.
Little details like this, on a random apartment building central staircase, are what makes this city so amazing architecturally.
Readers who attended my recent lecture about the covering of the River des Peres will remember that the waterway once came up the right-of-way of the eponymous avenue. Because it was covered over in the 1920s and 30s, and most… Continue Reading
I’m not a big fan of the way the streets are blocked off, particularly because in St. Louis politically it’s pretty much impossible to get these sorts of things repealed. If the current residents really do like the way the… Continue Reading
The stately Beaux-Arts houses with Corinthian and Ionic columns continue on Westminster, with their unique roof lines, almost a modified Mansard. There are also houses that are a mix of Tudor Revival with some Arts and Crafts influences; these houses,… Continue Reading
The beauty of this house is the way it wraps around and addresses both of its public facades: the one facing Skinker, which is its address, but ironically, its primary face is Westminster Place on the south. Even the… Continue Reading
The intersection of Washington and Rosedale features a whole row of apartment buildings, with clean lines and front doors inspired by Michelangelo, alternating between half lunette and pediment lintels. Then there are a row of perfectly painted Arts and Crafts… Continue Reading