And here are the rest, including this Second Empire house above, and this ghost building left on the wall of its still standing neighbor below. This house below is in bad shape, with other abandonment nearby. It guess this house… Continue Reading
Then there are all sorts of interesting four-family flats around Penrose. Unlike some neighborhoods, such as Wells-Goodfellow, there are not whole streets of them, but they appear in pairs or by themselves. I think that is a good thing; four-family… Continue Reading
Continuing St. Louis’s tradition of hiding apartment buildings in the guise of a single-family house, these wonderful Arts and Crafts two-family flats exist in whole streets around Penrose. They are smart investments, as the owner can live on one floor… Continue Reading
I love Arts and Crafts houses; they have a cool, almost modern perspective, but yet still using historic craftsmanship combined with woodwork and rustic stonework. There are whole streets of them in Penrose. And of course, the break with the… Continue Reading
Newby Street has grand Second Empire houses, and rare Gingerbread apartment buildings. It has solid Romanesque Revival four-families, as well. And then, we hit a row of houses that would fit right into St. Louis Hills. There is much variety… Continue Reading
Halls Ferry Road is a major commercial artery in North County, but it has a residential feel along its path through Baden. It has many of the same problems as back on the side streets. The Baden Library is in… Continue Reading
The eastern half of the 1000 block of Gimblin is devastated. It’s hard to imagine this when it was still occupied. There’s also huge amounts of illegal dumping, and the streets are littered with trash.
Up away from Broadway, at the west end of the 1000 block of Gimblin, there is increasingly abandonment. The houses are a mix of old and new. More wood frame houses that one would expect to see in brick also… Continue Reading
Gast Place clearly was where the upper middle class lived in Baden, with larger, single family house with large yards. The houses look to date from the Nineteenth Century to the 1940s.
Tucked behind the busy commercial strip is this old garage.