Benton Park West is easily one of the most beautiful and most balanced urban neighborhoods in the city of St. Louis. It is just the mix of densities to provide something for everybody. Its future and health will help determine… Continue Reading
Houses that had been abandoned for years have been rehabbed and occupied on Texas Avenue in between Pestalozzi and Arsenal on the east side of the street. A trend I am not happy about is the painting of the beautiful… Continue Reading
Crossing Lynch Street heading south, the east side of Texas Avenue has some peculiar Modernist in-fill; one is still occupied, while the other is abandoned. Then there’s this giant Second Empire house, which is a common form of housing in… Continue Reading
Texas Avenue is just one block west of Jefferson Avenue, but the noise of that major artery and Gravois to the north is largely blocked off by the storefronts on the other side of the alley on the east. Above,… Continue Reading
Starting at Ohio’s intersection with Gravois and Lynch, we head south, looking at the east side of the street, where there is the famous “One Night Stand” karaoke bar. It had been closed for a little while, with the whole… Continue Reading
I am continuously fascinated by the portion of Benton Park West north of Arsenal, bounded by Jefferson Avenue on the east, and Gravois Avenue on the northwest (of course, the whole of the neighborhood is a triangle). Over the next… Continue Reading
The intersection of Arsenal, Pennsylvania and Gravois is a fine mess, but what a view you have if you manage to get stopped on Gravois northeast-bound towards Downtown.
Continuing north, here is the west side of Jefferson between Arsenal and Gravois. From here, this is Jefferson from Gravois south to Arsenal.
Continuing north, we see the west side of Jefferson between Utah and Arsenal. The house below of course was the residence of one of the owners of the Cherokee Brewery. Below on the left is the Declaration Independence Neudorf House.… Continue Reading
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that I created a new Special Topics tag a month or so entitled “South Jefferson.” South of Interstate 44, the original Nineteenth Century streetscape is incredibly well-preserved, so for the next couple of days, I’m… Continue Reading