The famous blue house seems to be abandoned, unfortunately, much like the house below. The abandoned houses in the footprint of the Northside TIF are still wasting away, as well. These little houses could have been nice starter homes,… Continue Reading
University Street in the St. Louis Place neighborhood is beautiful. I wish more people understood how many residents are working hard and are proud of their community. Sadly, I realized that the church on the corner is now abandoned.
I went back and checked out some of the wonderful old houses in the Olivette Park neighborhood of East St. Louis. I think the building below is at least partly occupied.
More beautiful homes line McRee Avenue; I am fascinated how this little pocket of completely occupied houses survives surrounded by major streets and an interstate.
The street is blocked off, but the renovations of apartments along McRee are welcomed. Large houses, like one would expect to see in Shaw to the south, are also prevalent.
Further east, tree-lined streets reveal what could be through this area, if the interstate had not damaged the street grid so badly.
The north side of Lafayette Avenue possesses beautiful houses, looking straight out at I-44, which slashed its way through in the 1970s.
Houses range from right after the Civil War, as can be seen above, to buildings built in the early Twentieth Century. These houses below sit far back from the street, alluding to their age. As neighborhoods developed over the decades,… Continue Reading
Compton Avenue passes by a wide variety of houses and apartment buildings as it heads south through Dutchtown. Over the next five days, I will show pictures along this long avenue, starting first with the Tower Grove East portion south… Continue Reading
Dutchtown is such a beautiful neighborhood. It has very little demolition, the houses are are in good shape, and the population is still very high–it is one of the densest areas of the city. But abandonment is creeping in, and… Continue Reading