I walked around the southern end of Old North St. Louis a couple of weeks ago, and found some real gems that need restoration soon. This house, above and below is huge, but what I am most intrigued by are all of the doors. Were these to small apartments when the density of the area was higher?
The “half-flounder” back wings on many houses in the neighborhood are later additions, as can be seen in the change in brick work from original house to the back.
Sadly, the recent, devastating storms have wreaked havoc on some fragile houses.
I find the house below fascinating; I suspect it was originally built as a wood frame, and as the wealth of the owner increased, they added on the front brick wing to fit the changing styles of architecture in the area.