These houses are doomed, one by one. The old quarry underneath is reasserting itself. Be careful when you buy property in South City.
Sanborn maps proved years ago that this interesting house on Utah was in fact a brick half flounder. For better or for worse, the siding has fallen off, proving its construction. I hope help comes in time.
The far western corner of Benton Park West is far from its eponymous park, but it did once have a landmark nearby: Falstaff Plant No. 2, which is now mostly demolished. There is a mix of multi-family apartments, and cool… Continue Reading
It’s really north Dutchtown, but someone decided to call it Benton Park West. The housing stock is stunning.
I’ve always enjoyed this building, with the huge windows on the second floor. I suspect the brick was not painted originally.
The stunning renovation of the old Cherokee Brewery is continuing, with tuckpointing having removed the ugly red paint that had slathered the building for decades. The brick masonry between the two huge doors will be replaced soon, and the doors… Continue Reading
I caught Holy Cross Lutheran Church at a perfect time of day, as the late winter light hit its red brick. Please join me for my lecture about the Green Book and St. Louis at the Missouri History Museum, February… Continue Reading
Tract housing has always been around, and this row of houses, built at the same time, creates a rhythm as one walks down the street.