The quiet blocks of Fox Park, just north of Russell Blvd and south of I-44, feature a bevy of beautiful houses from as early as the 1870s to the early Twentieth Century. Below, houses I might expect to see in… Continue Reading
Further east of Park Avenue in the Tiffany neighborhood, there are some missing houses, but for the most part, there are nice, stable and well-maintained houses that can be saved in future redevelopment plans.
Don’t let the propaganda fool you; there are still some beautiful buildings left in the Tiffany neighborhood, such as this beautiful row of houses and apartments on the north side of Park Avenue east of Grand.
The long-suffering College Hill neighborhood hasn’t been in the news much, but it was wracked with violence a while back. There is a lot of abandonment, and then you come across a duplex like the one above, built in the… Continue Reading
I find the architecture of St. Louis interesting in how easily adaptable it is. Add another floor, double it in size or just build it right next to another building to make it look bigger. But there are always little… Continue Reading
The brick in Princeton Heights glows in the late afternoon sun. Again, even this far to the southwest of downtown, the city is still walkable, urban and valuable.
There is a strange but interesting mix of houses lining Kingshigway, which doesn’t seem like was intended to be a major artery when these homes were built. Interestingly, there are many brick Arts and Crafts Style houses in this city,… Continue Reading
Kingshighway, the busiest traffic artery in St. Louis, comes to a rather anticlimactic end at a group of beautiful buildings on Gravois Avenue. But again, occupancy is good, and there is an interesting mix of building stock. There’s this cool… Continue Reading
Gravois Avenue tries to keep its urban character right up to the city limits, but the Missouri Department of Transport has done its best to make this stretch of historic buildings about as inhospitable to human beings as possible. It’s… Continue Reading