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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 42: Virginia Avenue Between Itaska and Mount Pleasant Streets

Moving past Itaska, we see one of the few buildings that is blatantly abandoned, with missing windows on the second floor. But then we see these tan brick-fronted bungalows, with wonderful white and tan alternating rounded arch doorways and pressed… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 41: Virginia Avenue Between Delor and Itaska Streets

Passing by Delor, we see this Second Empire house on the west side of the street. Much of this section of Virginia was built in the Twentieth Century after this house, as the Whipple Fire Insurance map shows. After these… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 40: Virginia Avenue Between Walsh and Delor Streets

I’ve looked at this stretch of Virginia Avenue between Walsh and Delor many times before; the Virginia Theater sits on a triangle of land where Vermont Avenue comes up from the left, and there’s a row of little 1950s in-fills… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 39: Virginia Avenue Between Eichelberger and Walsh Streets

Continuing north from Eichelberger, we see houses set back from the street, but then there are numerous businesses built right up to the sidewalk line, their front façades angled to match the orientation of Virginia Avenue. They show their continuous… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 38: Virginia Avenue Between Fassen and Eichelberger Streets

Crossing over Fassen heading towards Eichelberger, there are more commercial buildings, including one that has suffered a collapse of its cornice. It is by no means beyond repair, and I have seen buildings in far worse shape be fixed. The… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 37: Virginia Avenue Between Bates and Fassen Streets

We’re picking up the “The Beauty of Dutchtown” series which was left off at Number 36. I went crazy and decided to photograph the entire length of Virginia Avenue in Dutchtown, from Bates Avenue in the south to Chippewa Street in… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 36: California Avenue Between Keokuk and Chippewa Streets

Skipping over the block of California Avenue between Osage and Keokuk since I felt it was already well-documented, we get to the block just to the south of Chippewa. There are a lot of relatively small houses, with the typical… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 35: California Avenue Between Gasconade and Osage Streets, Revisited

I had visited this section of California Avenue back in October of 2019, but it looked different with the foliage all grown up, so I inadvertently photographed it again. It’s interesting to see how the landscape changes over the course… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 34: California Avenue Between Meramec and Gasconade Streets

California Avenue is one of those streets that makes it a long way, all the way to Chouteau Avenue. But down in Dutchtown, just north of Meramec, it is a quiet stretch with an interesting mix of houses. Perhaps of… Continue Reading