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
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
There is a strange mix of houses on this block, but they are mostly abandoned, sadly.
The 5600 block of Kennerly, further west, has some beautiful, unique homes. I know there was probably another, third house in between these two. It is gone now. I also suspect that these interesting homes below had several compatriots in… Continue Reading
I have a friend whose parents both grew up in Walnut Park. They moved out to the County decades ago. Walnut Park is the neighborhood that permanently took the “rural” out of Bellefontaine Cemetery, and its housing stock looks like… Continue Reading
While its former parish church remains in good condition, I was saddened to see the old school is still sitting empty. There is a weird barbed wire fence around a portion of it, but not all the way around. I… Continue Reading
The brick in Princeton Heights glows in the late afternoon sun. Again, even this far to the southwest of downtown, the city is still walkable, urban and valuable.
There is a strange but interesting mix of houses lining Kingshigway, which doesn’t seem like was intended to be a major artery when these homes were built. Interestingly, there are many brick Arts and Crafts Style houses in this city,… Continue Reading
Gravois Avenue tries to keep its urban character right up to the city limits, but the Missouri Department of Transport has done its best to make this stretch of historic buildings about as inhospitable to human beings as possible. It’s… Continue Reading
I love the Modernist houses built after World War II in the southwestern corners of the City. But my, what a miserable urban environment, as traffic flies by on Hampton. The street might get plowed right away, but what is… Continue Reading