There are many old wood frame houses in this area, and they are clinging on, but there is a lot of abandonment.
The greater Dutchtown area is so beautiful, with its wide variety of housing styles and terrain. I have so much hope for this neighborhood in the long term.
I’ve been up this way before, several years ago, and I’ve always been fascinated with this downright rugged part of the city, just south of I-70 and west of West Florissant Avenue. I suspect the house above was maybe part… Continue Reading
The neighborhood around St. Engelbert’s is mostly from the early Twentieth Century, but some older houses are scattered throughout. These businesses above probably served parishioners coming out of Mass, or school children at the nearby school. But then there are… Continue Reading
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.