The two beleaguered four-family flats owned by out-of-town slumlords on DeSoto Avenue in College Hill have been torn down, which considering their condition, I was not surprised. Their owners may have never even seen them in real life (yes, people… Continue Reading
Following up on my “North up Blair” post, I took a different route to see how other buildings were faring in the late summer in the neighborhoods hugging Interstate 70. First up was Old North, where I confirmed from old… Continue Reading
Update: I went back up this way again in late summer of 2019. Last fall, I did a post entitled “North Up Blair Avenue,” which looked at a cross section of the neighborhoods that were affected by the construction of… Continue Reading
There is much to report on this spring, starting with a collapse of an out building on Utah Street in Benton Park. It can still be salvaged, though. Below, as I suspected would happen, another of the houses sitting on… Continue Reading
Heading up Conde Street, there is an interesting mix of brick and wood houses, such as this rare Second Empire house, with its fair share of additions under vinyl siding. Then there is this fascinating duplex, built as two units… Continue Reading
Well, isn’t this interesting? Another large cluster of wood frame houses on Conde Street. I had spotted this cluster a while back (fifth photo), and I finally got back to take a look at them. There are one story versions,… Continue Reading
Update: The house above was demolished by the late summer of 2019. Further on down College Avenue is a beautiful stretch of preserved houses that creates a street wall and rhythm in their architectural unity. Most of the houses are… Continue Reading
College Avenue is an interesting mix of buildings, to say the least. There is the famous house above, and there is the stately Tudor Revival house below. We first spotted the house above in May of 2010 (fifth photo), and… Continue Reading
Along East Grand Avenue (it switches at North/West Florissant Avenue), the houses are more elaborate, and they were originally homes to the more well-to-do, the fronts covered in stone shipped in by rail from new quarries south of St. Louis.
I’ve been bringing people up to Mount Grace Convent for years, and this house is out in the strange triangle out in front, and I just realized it has really gone downhill. I’m afraid it is abandoned now.