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
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 occupied, as well. There are also some very old houses, as well.… 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.
There are many well-maintained streets, such as Zealand Avenue (second photo), in College Hill, where we saw homeowners sweeping their sidewalks out in front of their bungalows. But there is also abandonment, sadly, such as this stately house below, which we… Continue Reading
Moving north, the street grid changes, and there are a series of north-south streets that break up the dominance of the east west streets, as well as some north-south streets that continue up from the south. There are also more… Continue Reading
The Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor burned long ago, but the many buildings of its campus are still standing, showing what a large presence the congregation was in the community. The parish is now closed, the… Continue Reading