Halls Ferry Road is a major commercial artery in North County, but it has a residential feel along its path through Baden. It has many of the same problems as back on the side streets. The Baden Library is in… Continue Reading
Back up on Church Road, we walked up towards Halls Ferry Road. The houses are a diverse mix of houses, including wood frame houses and sturdy red brick apartment buildings.
Up away from Broadway, at the west end of the 1000 block of Gimblin, there is increasingly abandonment. The houses are a mix of old and new. More wood frame houses that one would expect to see in brick also… Continue Reading
It’s depressing that the houses right across the street from Holy Cross are abandoned. Even the church can’t breathe life into the block?
Bittner Avenue just south of Holy Cross Church is beautiful, but it’s so sad to see all of the abandonment. This house, on the corner of Bittner and Church Road, is trashed, and you can look right in.
The first time I came up to Baden to photograph was in 2010, and this bar below was still open. It is unique as it uses concrete block. Unfortunately, the bar is now closed. It is a unique building, and… Continue Reading
There’s a whole cluster of buildings just north of the train tracks at the southern end of Baden and North Broadway. But it is so loud, and such an undesirable place to invest, that the buildings are going vacant, their… Continue Reading
Moving away from the sound of traffic on Broadway, Bittner Street offers some nice, well-kept houses, with most of the buildings occupied. Unlike across Broadway, where the houses are wood frame, these are all solid brick buildings.
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring the neighborhood of Baden, in the far north of St. Louis (in fact, it takes less time to get to Clayton from downtown St. Louis), which, like Hyde Park, The… Continue Reading
Kirkwood Cleaners is possibly no longer in business, but I cannot tell. It is on the northwest corner of St. Louis Avenue and Vandeventer.