This house, heavily modified, was constructed in 1859, and is easily one of the oldest houses in the Bevo area, long before many of the streets in the area were even platted.
I always forget how much of the city is not red brick; large swaths are more of a buff color, and then there’s large sections of the city down Gravois that are wood frame. It honestly doesn’t hold up as… Continue Reading
I love the bungalows of the South Side down past Gravois and Grand. They’re all one story, with a front door and two to three windows. Each one looks like a little palace, with its own ornament and sense of… Continue Reading
Opened in 1914, St. John the Baptist was the bulwark of the southwest side of the city. I believe the school associated with it closed several years ago. The church, just like its contemporary, Epiphany in Lindenwood Park, adopts the… Continue Reading
Moving away from “downtown” Bevo, the quiet side streets revitalized by Bosnian immigrants continue to show their charm. Bevo was never a wealthy neighborhood, and its housing stock is much more humble than other parts of the South Side. And… Continue Reading
Update: I went back and photographed the Stork Inn in 2014. You can see the Feasting Fox, originally known as the Gretchen Inn, in this post here, also from 2014. I realized recently that I had never taken a single… Continue Reading
Update: The Applebee’s has closed. This wonderful building on the northwest corner of Kingshighway and Chippewa is the remaining reminder that four buildings once graced this important intersection in South City. Instead, the other corners have become a wasteland of… Continue Reading
Read more about the great school buildings of St. Louis here, at Built St. Louis.