Short Street


Old North, Link, Sunset Memorial Park 014

The City of St. Louis was not by any means laid out by a single, all powerful planner. Rather, it developed slowly, with individual subdivisions often platted by private developers. In certain places, the results are amusing, as is the case with Short Street, a small stretch of pavement that was leftover when St. Louis Place’s streets didn’t mesh very well with the streets of Old North St. Louis.

Short Street

3 Responses

  1. Paul

    08/24/2014, 02:04 pm

    Very cool! Shortest street in STL? I thought that Hemp in FPSE held that title… Sad to see how little is left of the buildings here though.

  2. CfR

    08/25/2014, 08:37 am

    I dunno, “Race Course Ave.” in next to tower grove and vandeventer is pretty stubby too!

  3. John Moynihan

    10/15/2015, 03:05 pm

    We called this “Dead Man’s Curve”. Just to the left of center of this picture there used to be a bench my friends and I would sit on. The house in the distance (behind the car) belonged to the Garcia family. On the left, through the trees, you can see the front gable of the house I grew up in.


Leave a Reply

(*) Required, Your email will not be published