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Texas Avenue Between Arsenal and Pestalozzi Streets, Benton Park West, Revisited Fall 2020

I realized that my previous visit to the two blocks of Texas Avenue between Arsenal and Pestalozzi in September of 2019 (Crittenden cuts through there, but it’s practically just a glorified alley in Benton Park West) did not do this… Continue Reading

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Gravois Avenue Between Compton and Minnesota Avenues

In my dreams I have this fantasy where I win the lottery, and among other things, I secretly purchase all the crumby autocentric stores and used-car lots along Gravois east of Grand through straw buyers, and rebuild a pedestrian-friendly urban… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 3, California Avenue Between Osage and Keokuk Streets

Update: See the block of California to the north of here from August of 2020. On California Avenue in between Osage and Keokuk streets, some detective work was needed. Why are the houses several decades newer than the red brick… Continue Reading