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Oregon Avenue Between Wyoming and Utah Streets, Benton Park West, Fall 2020

Heading south of Wyoming and looking at the east side of Oregon, there are more of the typical and stout Romanesque Revival houses and two-family flat apartment buildings. There are also still some Second Empire buildings, as well. There is… Continue Reading

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Oregon Avenue Between Juniata and Wyoming Streets, Benton Park West, Fall 2020

Heading south of Juniata on Oregon towards Wyoming looking at the east side of the street, we see more of the houses that make Benton Park West such a distinctive neighborhood. We see more of the standard red brick houses,… Continue Reading

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Pestalozzi Street Between Iowa and California Avenues, Benton Park West, Fall 2020

On Pestalozzi, we see the other side of that Civil War era building we saw on Iowa, and then we proceed down Pestalozzi, which is an interesting mix of housing forms, as the dominant streets in the neighborhood are the… Continue Reading

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French Market Area, Revisited

I looked at the French Market area almost a decade ago in February of 2011 when there was a thick coat of ice on the ground in the area south of the elevated lanes of Highway 40 in the area… Continue Reading

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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