Harris Avenue Between Carter Avenue and Rosalie Street

In between Rosalie and Carter on Harris are a row of beautiful four-family apartment buildings, and some of them are occupied, but many are abandoned and deteriorating. Looking east past Carter towards West Florissant Avenue, the block improves, and the… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 20: Osage Street Between Grand Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue

As is common, a large apartment building pops up near the major artery of Grand Boulevard, and then lower density continues further away to the east on Osage Avenue. The four-family above has been shorn of its cornice, and its… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 18: Pennsylvania Avenue Between Keokuk and Chippewa Streets

Crossing over Keokuk Street, we reach some older houses, such as the duplex below, sitting high above street grade. I like the ornamental grass, by the way. We come across a very old wood frame house, which sits right up… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 16: Pennsylvania Avenue Between Gasconade and Osage Streets

North of Gasconade Street, there is a long apartment building, which is amazingly stuffed into what is really the space for a large house. It shows how much demand there once was for high density housing in the early decades… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 15: Pennsylvania Avenue Between Meramec and Gasconade Streets

Just north of Meramec Street, Pennsylvania Avenue has a row of Arts and Crafts two-family apartment buildings, built in 1927. Some have had their second floor porches preserved, but the one below has had it ingloriously removed and patched poorly.… Continue Reading