I’m tired of Dutchtown only being in the news for the wrong reasons, though I’m not going to pretend like it doesn’t have problems–it does. But on a recent Saturday morning, the sun was shining, the weather was cool, and… Continue Reading
Update: See earlier posts of the Virginia Theater from early February 2011 here and here, and then a post from late in 2011. A recent comment on my old pictures of the Virginia Theater reminded me that I had some… Continue Reading
Everyone sees this from I-55 around the Bates Avenue exit, but it actually sits on land that was once part of a quarry.
Around Meramec Street, there are more amazing houses along Compton Avenue, again taking advantage of the hilly terrain to create a stunning neighborhood.
Heading back north up Compton, one discovers a cluster of wood frame houses, just a minute’s walk from the old quarry in Dutchtown. I strongly suspect that these houses were where workers for the quarry lived, far outside of the central… Continue Reading
This alley house, whose front house was never built or demolished at the corner of Keokuk and Virginia, is far older than 1895, which is when the City says it was built. You can tell because the brick doesn’t match.… Continue Reading
I’ve always been intrigued by these tract homes along Bates just east of Grand. I don’t think they were built in the 19th Century, when the Second Empire style was most popular. They were in fact built in 1905.
Another school sits vacant and vandalized; this time it is the old parish school of St. Thomas Aquinas. The caramel terracotta, seen in Southwest St. Louis, looks like marble.
Oops, I still had some Dutchtown photos left from Compton Avenue! There is such a diversity of housing styles in this beautiful neighborhood. Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture June 22 and 29, 2017 from 10:00-12:00 on the… Continue Reading
Update: See another house that appears to be by the same builder here (6th and 7th photos) in this post from from March of 2020. More of Dutchtown south on Compton. Just look at that house above; hardly anybody puts… Continue Reading