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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

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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

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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

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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

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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