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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 47: Virginia Avenue Between Osage and Keokuk Streets

Virginia in between Osage and Keokuk, just north of Marquette Park is another quiet block due to it being one way southbound, and then Osage is one way to the west and east, so again there is little reason for… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 46: Virginia Avenue Between Meramec and Gasconade Streets

The block of Virginia north of Meramec is quiet north of the busy commercial strip due to it being one block long before hitting Marquette Park, and it is one-way southbound, so there is little reason for anyone other than… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 45: Virginia Avenue Between Osceola and Meramec Streets

Virginia Avenue starts to get really interesting as the grade begins to climb as we head up the hill towards Meramec Street. On the left, we see the huge mass of the long-abandoned Cleveland High School, which has suffered a… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 44: Virginia Avenue Between Taft and Osceola

This section of Virginia Avenue is one of the first I looked at, way back in February of 2011, when I was seeking out the Stork Inn, which I revisited again in May of 2014. I was saddened to see… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 43: Virginia Avenue Between Mount Pleasant and Taft Streets

Passing by Mount Pleasant Street, we see four two-family apartment buildings, obviously built at the same time by the same developer, but yet each one is slightly different in the fenestration and brickwork, so that a casual observer would see… Continue Reading

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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