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Chippewa Street Between Tennessee and Virginia Avenues, Gravois Park

Between Tennessee and Virginia avenues, Chippewa Street is almost entirely residential, and the buildings are a mixture of different revival styles from around the year 1900. They are in great shape, for the most part. So much for those balconies,… Continue Reading

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Chippewa Street from Virginia to Oregon Avenues, Gravois Park

Hold on to your seats, because I need to do some explaining. In between Jefferson Avenue and Grand Boulevard, Chippewa Street bisects two neighborhoods, Gravois Park to the north, and Dutchtown to the south. As I think I’ve pointed out… Continue Reading

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Chippewa Street, Marine Villa

Chippewa Street is such a major artery in St. Louis Hills, that we often forget it continues on east of Jefferson Avenue into Marine Villa, where it is a quiet residential street. But it does not fail to surprise with… Continue Reading

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Victor and Lemp Avenues, Revisited, Benton Park

For lack of a better way of describing them, there are a host of cozy little streets to the southeast of the intersection of Jefferson and Gravois. As is the same behind the other three corners of that bustling crossroads,… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 11: Nebraska Avenue Between Keokuk and Chippewa Streets

Unfortunately, crossing over Keokuk, an abandoned and trash early Twentieth Century service station, and its sprawling, invasive and vacant parking lot waste a full third of the block heading up to Chippewa Street. But after the end of the parking… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 8: Nebraska Avenue Between Meramec and Gasconade Streets

Starting at Meramec Avenue and heading north on Nebraska Avenue, there is a whole wealth of beautiful single family houses. I suspect their close proximity to the former Maryville College south of Meramec means they might have some sort of… Continue Reading