I went back over to Exchange Avenue to see what has been happening on the border between the old stockyards and East St. Louis. Much of what I photographed in the earlier post is now gone. I saw some houses… Continue Reading
I went to a panel discussion in the Laclede Gas Building, and took the opportunity to take some pictures of the Chemical Building across the street. The contrast with the Old Post Office creates one of my favorite street corners… Continue Reading
Many houses sit on streets that are blocked off, and abandoned houses’ grass and trees grow out of control. It is a strangely isolated area, with all of the closed streets.
There are many old wood frame houses in this area, and they are clinging on, but there is a lot of abandonment.
Messing around on Google Maps, I realized that the strip of land to the north of Fairgrounds Park, and Lee Avenue (extra wide for streetcars) is a fascinating area of small back streets. Too wide for one whole block, and… Continue Reading
The Magic Chef Factory is being demolished, to make ready for what will probably be the largest redevelopment ever for The Hill neighborhood. I came by and snapped some pictures of the complex, which had fascinating curves in it for… Continue Reading
Gravois Park is really North Dutchtown (along with Benton Park West), but it is separated out as its own neighborhood. The housing continues to be interesting.
There are so many wonderful houses that are still possible rehab opportunities. As long the side walls are stable (and sometimes when they’re not) a building can still be saved.
This beautiful Italianate house is right next to a steep incline on Blair Avenue. It is often fully engulfed in foliage, as can be seen here. See the house from the street in the last photo of this post.
Being careful to not get too close, both due to the “No Trespassing” sign and the obvious imminent collapse of these walls sometime soon, I snapped some pictures of this ruin, which has been burned out and collapsing for a… Continue Reading