I finally got back into the heart of the North Pointe neighborhood, which for simplicity’s sake, I include under the Baden tag. North Pointe is easily one of the most beautiful, intact and best kept secrets in the entire city… Continue Reading
I had always seen this swooping oasis from Google Satellite up in the North Pointe neighborhood, far up in the northern reaches of the City, and I finally made it by to see it in person. Created by Vivian and… Continue Reading
The newer part of Baden is looking so good, up by Riverview Boulevard south of the Halls Ferry Circle, but down closer to North Broadway, there are a lot of problems, much like I had observed in the winter of… Continue Reading
Yes, there is a street in St. Louis where there is an active train track going right through people’s front yards. It is Antelope Street in the Baden neighborhood, and you reach it by turning right just after the viaduct… Continue Reading
This building now serves as a VFW post. I think it is still occupied by that organization, but I am not sure.
Newby Street has grand Second Empire houses, and rare Gingerbread apartment buildings. It has solid Romanesque Revival four-families, as well. And then, we hit a row of houses that would fit right into St. Louis Hills. There is much variety… Continue Reading
This house looks like something out of Germany in the Sixteenth Century. It seems like it is just a really nice duplex, with two front doors. Its decorative ogee and scrollwork with finials shows its influence.
There’s a cluster of old wood frame houses on the side streets off of Halls Ferry Road. There are also other houses in brick that look like buildings you would see in other parts of the city.
Update: Identified by readers as the old St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ. I do not know the story behind this church; some sources say this was Our Lady of Mount Carmel, but that does not seem to be right,… Continue Reading