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Carroll Street Between Eighteenth and Grattan Streets, North Side

Heading east on Carroll Street from Eighteenth Street, we realize that the area east of the park was largely undeveloped by 1876, most likely to the presence of karst topography (there were caves in the vicinity, as well). In fact,… Continue Reading

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Shenandoah Avenue, Michigan to Minnesota Avenues, North Side

I’ve always been intrigued by the architecture of Shenandoah Avenue in Tower Grove East; it is distinct and much older. It was obviously platted and developed earlier than the rest of the neighborhood, which was largely built speculatively in the… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 28: Osage Street Between Compton and Michigan Avenues

East of Compton Avenue, and north of Marquette Park are a pair of four-family apartment buildings, one in bad shape, while the other is in great condition. Then there is this interesting Second Empire duplex that was combined into one… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 23: Minnesota Avenue Between Mount Pleasant and Dakota Streets, West Side

Moving north, Minnesota Avenue enters an almost entirely Twentieth Century phase, as four-family apartment buildings take over, and red brick yields to dark brown after only two buildings of the former. Dutchtown is the most dense neighborhood in the city,… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 22: Minnesota Avenue Between Itaska and Mount Pleasant Streets, West Side

Crossing Itaska Street and moving north towards Mount Pleasant Street (this part of Dutchtown is technically named after this street), we come across this beautiful Greek Revival house below, with a small neighbor set back from the street. I think… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 21: Minnesota Avenue Between Delor and Itaska Streets, West Side

We’re picking up the “Rediscovering the Beauty of Dutchtown” series which was left off at Number 20. Whenever I come across a cluster of wood frame houses mixed in with later “suburban” brick houses from the early Twentieth Century, as… Continue Reading

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Nebraska Avenue Between Utah and Wyoming Avenues, West Side

There are still some interesting four-family buildings north of Utah on Nebraska such as the one on the northwest corner above, but then the block turns over to two-family houses. As I’ve frequently remarked before, St. Louis builders were masters… Continue Reading

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Nebraska Avenue Between Cherokee and Utah Streets, West Side

Heading north up Nebraska Avenue from Cherokee Street, there is a row of four-family flats on the west side of the street. They are technically identical in form, but they are individualized in their front facade ornamentation. One of things… Continue Reading

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Randomness Around St. Augustine’s

I called this post “Randomness Around St. Augustine’s” because that best describes what is happening around the church which is getting a second chance on life, as I wrote about yesterday. Above, Central High School, captured out the window of… Continue Reading