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Marine Villa, Early February 2019

Marine Villa is an interesting neighborhood; there were houses out here very early because of the old Marine Hospital, but then much of the area was built up later. As such, it is still a mix of architectural styles. I… Continue Reading

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4500 and 4600 Blocks of Lexington Avenue, The Greater Ville

A mixture of houses line the 4500 and 4600 blocks of Lexington, which like Ashland, is an especially long stretch just east of the Western Lutheran Cemetery. Old Italianate bungalows are still around, but most houses are from the early… Continue Reading

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North Taylor Avenue, The Greater Ville

Taylor Avenue starts way down south and makes it the way up to Interstate 70 in the Penrose neighborhood. Along its path, it goes by many famous addresses, including Lewis Place, and other private streets. But there are more of… Continue Reading

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4500 Block of Ashland Avenue, The Greater Ville

Heading further west, the terrain continues down into a valley, and the houses change, as well. First up is a house that I would expect to see in Benton Park or Hyde Park, and was certainly out in the middle… Continue Reading

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4400 Block of Ashland Avenue, The Greater Ville

Moving west on Ashland Avenue, the terrain starts to head downward, and there is a mix of scattered Nineteenth Century houses, and then early Twentieth Century tract houses that were built in the empty spaces. So for example, this Romanesque… Continue Reading

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Vine Grove Avenue #2, The Greater Ville

Continuing on, we see more mid-Twentieth Century in-fill, like one would expect to see in St. Louis Hills in Southwest City. I think what I find so fascinating about these streets is the wide variety of housing stock from the… Continue Reading

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4200 Block of Labadie, The Greater Ville

There are beautiful, healthy blocks of the Greater Ville, as well. Just one block over from the 4300 block of Labadie, where the abandonment and vacant lots of yesterday were shown, are these totally different, middle class homes, most of… Continue Reading

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The Greater Ville in Extensus

I will be looking at the Greater Ville neighborhood for the next couple of weeks. I’ve looked at the Ville before, and for the purposes of this website, both official city neighborhoods are included under the one tag for simplicity’s… Continue Reading