This cool house sits right at the southern tip of Switzer Avenue. Its longitudinal side facing the street and railroad tracks lends me to believe it is one of the oldest buildings in Baden.
There is a weird mishmash of buildings around the intersection of North Broadway and Christian Avenue, the first street to the west north of the railroad viaduct. Next to small wood frame houses are cool little Modernist storefronts like the… Continue Reading
The first time I came up to Baden to photograph was in 2010, and this bar below was still open. It is unique as it uses concrete block. Unfortunately, the bar is now closed. It is a unique building, and… Continue Reading
Baden, more than any other neighborhood, probably has the most obviously defined entrance to it. When you’ve passed under the viaduct, you know you’re in Baden.
This house sits abandoned off in the weeds, right on top of the railroad tracks.
Blase Avenue east of North Broadway has an interesting mix of multi-family buildings and unique houses. The two houses below basically have the same massing and footprint, but they are all unique in ornamentation.
There’s a whole cluster of buildings just north of the train tracks at the southern end of Baden and North Broadway. But it is so loud, and such an undesirable place to invest, that the buildings are going vacant, their… Continue Reading
Towards the south end of Church Road are some incredibly important examples of wood frame tract duplexes. They must be very old, as they are wood, probably from before annexation by the City of St. Louis. It is curious that… Continue Reading
Then all of the sudden, we hit a row of modest and well-maintained Modernist ranch homes. But they’re mixed in between abandonment, including some small in-fill homes. There are also these unique wood frame one-story duplexes, some of which are… Continue Reading
Church Road south of Bittner Street is where we start to really see the good, bad and the ugly. It’s a fascinating mix of wood frame houses, in styles that are usually in brick in most of the city. But… Continue Reading