Dutchtown south on Compton is a truly beautiful neighborhood. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Dutchtown is such a beautiful neighborhood. It has very little demolition, the houses are are in good shape, and the population is still very high–it is one of the densest areas of the city. But abandonment is creeping in, and… Continue Reading
This little Gothic Church deep in Dutchtown is now connected with the house next door. Either the steeple was never completed, or it was built out of wood and has rotten away.
The old “Home for the Friendless” is getting new life; I think the renovation looks very nice from the outside. This is a perfect place for senior apartments, close to the interstate so relatives can visit quickly.
Update: I revisited the northern Dutchtown portion of Nebraska Avenue in the fall of 2019 in this post that showed the west side of this street.
The major boulevards of St. Louis always have the most anti-climactic and humble ends. The great Grand Boulevard sputters out at Carondelet Park, but at least it’s anchored by this stout apartment building, vacant for only a few years. The… Continue Reading
Update: Demolished in June of 2017. It’s sad seeing the Southern Funeral Home in this condition. The former owner gave me a tour last year (sorry, no pictures), and the interior is in remarkably good condition. It’s been scarred by… Continue Reading
I spotted this sad little street, with no vacant houses, from the interstate one day in Dutchtown. Squished up against a dilapidated chain link fence, probably dating the from the 1950s, this section of Dakota and Oregon Avenue shows how… Continue Reading