Bosley Estates is still looking a little rough around the edges…But, there has been some attempts at finishing, as Tyvek or one of its equivalent competitors had been installed on the side of the house. Unfortunately, they did not finish.
I love the houses of Hyde Park, such as these two little guys, one a Second Empire and the other a simple vernacular structure. Below, this is a brick version of the wood frame house above. Then there’s this cool… Continue Reading
I think Hyde Park is easily one of the most architecturally rich neighborhoods in the city. The wide variety of apartment buildings would have catered to an economically diverse population. Sadly, many of them are slipping away.
We were in the area, so we stopped to look at the memorial at Jefferson and Hebert. We also saw this interesting office building, as well as this collapsed building below on the other side of Parnell. The building is… Continue Reading
There was a funeral procession assembling on West Florissant Avenue, so we cut over through College Hill. This continues to be one of the most devastated neighborhoods in the city. It is deeply sad to see how this area has… Continue Reading
This house, on Marine Avenue, is one of the oldest houses in the neighborhood, and was probably originally a duplex, judging from its appearance on Compton and Dry from 1875. It faces the river, down a steep hill, and would… Continue Reading
The fence has gone up, and the houses are coming down. Hot neon pink will presumably not stop several late-night racers who will undoubtedly crash through at some point.
I took a picture of the houses below almost a decade ago. I love to see how Benton Park has changed for the better over the years. Look at how the new trees have blossomed! There are several half-flounders scattered… Continue Reading
I love the variety of housing in Benton Park, primarily built in the years surrounding and after the Civil War. The architecture has many varieties, but Second Empire dominates. This house below is still sitting vacant; I could just a… Continue Reading
I was transfixed by the deterioration of this HUD house; I photographed it back in 2015. I will be giving a short talk about 1870s St. Louis on Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 AM at the Missouri History Museum as… Continue Reading