The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 26: Oregon Avenue Between Osceola and Chariton Streets, West Side

Oregon Avenue north of Osceola Street represents the “standard” Dutchtown block; there is a mix of housing styles from the early Twentieth Century, with a few houses thrown in here and there from the Nineteenth Century after the Civil War.… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 25: Osceola Street Between Nebraska and California Avenues

Osceola Street, due to the superblock that was the former Maryville campus and right-of-way for I-55, is the first through east-west through street west into Dutchtown from South Broadway south of Meramec Street. Consequently, there is a lot of high… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 24: Minnesota Avenue Between Dakota and Osceola Streets, West Side

North of Dakota Street, Minnesota Avenue takes on a totally diverse character architecturally, with a wide variety of styles and sizes of houses. The two houses below are clearly twins, but the developer switched the front facade brick color and… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 22: Minnesota Avenue Between Itaska and Mount Pleasant Streets, West Side

Crossing Itaska Street and moving north towards Mount Pleasant Street (this part of Dutchtown is technically named after this street), we come across this beautiful Greek Revival house below, with a small neighbor set back from the street. I think… Continue Reading


Nebraska Avenue Between Wyoming and Juniata Streets, West Side

What I really like about Benton Park West is that unlike some neighborhoods in St. Louis, the the perpendicular streets to not suffer for the “dominant” streets. Frequently perpendicular streets are just the sides of houses, but not here. Wyoming… Continue Reading


Nebraska Avenue Between Utah and Wyoming Avenues, West Side

There are still some interesting four-family buildings north of Utah on Nebraska such as the one on the northwest corner above, but then the block turns over to two-family houses. As I’ve frequently remarked before, St. Louis builders were masters… Continue Reading


Park Avenue Between Jefferson and Missouri Avenues, North Side

Lafayette Square certainly has clearly defined borders; on the west it is the traffic sewer that is South Jefferson Avenue. Automobiles hurtle along this stretch, rushing to get to the I-44 interchange since there is not a complete set of… Continue Reading