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Discovering Shaw, 21: Flad Avenue Between Grand Boulevard and Spring Avenue, South Side

Heading back west on Flad Avenue away from Grand Boulevard, the south side of the street has a different feel, with the Tudor Revival influenced house above. But there is another more Romanesque Revival house above with its huge tower.… Continue Reading

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Discovering Shaw, 20: Flad Avenue Between Spring Avenue and Grand Boulevard, North Side

Like the first blocks west of Grand to the north, the 3600 Block of Flad is filled with impressive single family houses that show their owners’ and builders’ German heritage. Conical-roofed topped towers, turrets and rounded Roman arched windows show… Continue Reading

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Discovering Shaw, 17: Flad Avenue Between 39th Street and Spring Avenue, North Side

There is a beautiful feature of the “interior” of the Shaw neighborhood; there is but one surface parking lot, and that is at the old Sherman Elementary School. Other than that, every single business, church and school thrives with only… Continue Reading

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Discovering Shaw, 14: Castleman Avenue Between Klemm Street and Thurman Avenue, North Side

Moving east from Klemm, we see more of the class Tower Grove area houses, with the imposing front facades, and the “four-up, four-down” configuration with the near-pyramid, more hip roof half third story. They almost all originally had front porches… Continue Reading

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Discovering Shaw, 13: Castleman Avenue Between Klemm Street and Thurman Avenue, North Side

Crossing over Klemm, we see a two-family, and two four-family apartment buildings. I suspect they were all built at the same time by the same contractor/developer to maximize the buildable space left by previous houses already built. The street has… Continue Reading

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Discovering Shaw, 12: Castleman Avenue Between Tower Grove Avenue and Klemm Street, South Side

The south side of Castleman Avenue east of Tower Grove Avenue towards Klemm has wider lots compared to the north side, and a much different feel. Above, there has been some major reworking of the brickwork, most likely due to… Continue Reading