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College Hill in the Snow #23: 2000-2100 Blocks of Linton

We met a homeowner in one of those HUD houses, as we call them, who’d lived in the neighborhood for forty years. We talked for a while and discussed the house next door, with a mysterious terracotta coat of arms… Continue Reading

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College Hill in the Snow #22: 1400 and 1900 Blocks of Linton

Linton Street has some occupied and abandoned buildings, and like many streets affected by the curve of the Mississippi River, had its 1500-1800 blocks squeezed out. But then there are beautiful four-family apartment buildings with sun porches that gleam in… Continue Reading

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College Hill in the Snow #18: 2000 Block of DeSoto Avenue

DeSoto Avenue also has some surprises, such as this Tudor Revival latecomer to the neighborhood, which sits on a corner. The architect factored the corner lot into the composition, and the house works from different elevations. But moving west, more… Continue Reading

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College Hill in the Snow #16: 1400 Block of DeSoto Avenue

DeSoto Avenue used to be completely hidden from the rest of the world by the thick underbrush the blanketed the hill north of East Prairie Avenue. It has now been cleared, and the feeling is one of exposed openness. This… Continue Reading

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College Hill in the Snow #4, John Avenue #1

There are more beautiful houses on John Avenue, and a few are occupied, but the vast majority are abandoned, and rapidly deteriorating. Much of the hill north of Grand Boulevard before it slopes down towards East Prairie Avenue is in… Continue Reading

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Deeper into the O’Fallon Neighborhood #3

The beautiful houses continue on the streets right next to O’Fallon Park, with a mixture of interesting architectural styles from the late Nineteenth to early Twentieth centuries. The street grid of the old O’Fallon estate intersects with the College Hill… Continue Reading