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South of Downtown, Belleville

South of downtown Belleville is an interesting mix of houses, with everything from brick foursquares you might see in Tower Grove South, to below, old Second Empire houses that would fit in down in Carondelet.

Some of the best Italianate architecture in the region lie on these streets, and you can see them below. St. Louis had houses like these, but they sat in Midtown, and were demolished in the 1950s.

The house below is absolutely amazing, and I’m so glad they’ve chosen not to keep battling the hopeless fight of painting it white, letting the red brick reappear.

The Queen Anne appears in brick, which I normally think about in the delicate wood tracery from planing mills that made such decoration less expensive.

3 Comments

  1. I have a photo of the house in the 5th picture from October of 2015 and it was painted yellow then. It looks much better now.

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