Gravois Park is really North Dutchtown (along with Benton Park West), but it is separated out as its own neighborhood. The housing continues to be interesting.
Around Meramec Street, there are more amazing houses along Compton Avenue, again taking advantage of the hilly terrain to create a stunning neighborhood.
The greater Dutchtown area is so beautiful, with its wide variety of housing styles and terrain. I have so much hope for this neighborhood in the long term.
The neighborhood around St. Engelbert’s is mostly from the early Twentieth Century, but some older houses are scattered throughout. These businesses above probably served parishioners coming out of Mass, or school children at the nearby school. But then there are… Continue Reading
Perhaps what is most interesting about these houses in the West End neighborhood are the little details, such as the small oval window hiding under the front porch below. Or just look at those little jutting pinnacles below on a… Continue Reading
I forget about the amazing variety of housing styles from around the dawn of the Twentieth Century. More wood frame houses, many of which were originally Shingle Style, are scattered around the area. This inventive roof is a little… Continue Reading
There are many famous private streets in St. Louis, but there are even more than most people realize. Take Thornby Place, for example. It’s home to one of the most unique houses in St. Louis, below. Also, what I find… Continue Reading
Once owned by E.H. Thurston, this house now sits vacant, awaiting rehabilitation among other concrete block houses that were examined yesterday. It has a wonderful west facing solarium, and a green glazed terracotta roof.
The Oakherst Place Concrete Block National Historic District is showing signs of renewal, even if some houses are still vacant. These stout homes up by the county lines are fascinating, and worth saving. I looked at some of them several… Continue Reading