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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 28: Osage Street Between Compton and Michigan Avenues

East of Compton Avenue, and north of Marquette Park are a pair of four-family apartment buildings, one in bad shape, while the other is in great condition. Then there is this interesting Second Empire duplex that was combined into one… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 26: Oregon Avenue Between Osceola and Chariton Streets, West Side

Oregon Avenue north of Osceola Street represents the “standard” Dutchtown block; there is a mix of housing styles from the early Twentieth Century, with a few houses thrown in here and there from the Nineteenth Century after the Civil War.… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 25: Osceola Street Between Nebraska and California Avenues

Osceola Street, due to the superblock that was the former Maryville campus and right-of-way for I-55, is the first through east-west through street west into Dutchtown from South Broadway south of Meramec Street. Consequently, there is a lot of high… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 24: Minnesota Avenue Between Dakota and Osceola Streets, West Side

North of Dakota Street, Minnesota Avenue takes on a totally diverse character architecturally, with a wide variety of styles and sizes of houses. The two houses below are clearly twins, but the developer switched the front facade brick color and… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 23: Minnesota Avenue Between Mount Pleasant and Dakota Streets, West Side

Moving north, Minnesota Avenue enters an almost entirely Twentieth Century phase, as four-family apartment buildings take over, and red brick yields to dark brown after only two buildings of the former. Dutchtown is the most dense neighborhood in the city,… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 22: Minnesota Avenue Between Itaska and Mount Pleasant Streets, West Side

Crossing Itaska Street and moving north towards Mount Pleasant Street (this part of Dutchtown is technically named after this street), we come across this beautiful Greek Revival house below, with a small neighbor set back from the street. I think… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 21: Minnesota Avenue Between Delor and Itaska Streets, West Side

We’re picking up the “Rediscovering the Beauty of Dutchtown” series which was left off at Number 20. Whenever I come across a cluster of wood frame houses mixed in with later “suburban” brick houses from the early Twentieth Century, as… Continue Reading