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Russell Boulevard Between Mississippi and McNair Avenues

Crossing over Mississippi Avenue, there is first a corner store that like many in the city, has been converted into a residence due to the dramatically smaller demand for retail at the neighborhood level. There is more architectural variety, with… Continue Reading

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Russell Boulevard Between 18th Street and Mississippi Avenue

Russell Boulevard is one of the most interesting thoroughfares in the city, with different characters in each of the neighborhoods it traverses. In Fox Park, it has a particular feeling, in Shaw, a totally different style of architecture pervades, while… Continue Reading

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Allen Avenue Between Mississippi Avenue and 18th Street

Continuing east on Allen Avenue, there is more variety, as four-family flats intrude in between the two-family flats. They have a dark almost burnt umber color on their front façades, showing the early Twentieth Century turn away from all red… Continue Reading

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Minerva Avenue, Hamilton Heights, Revisited Again

I discovered that one of the most compelling blocks in St. Louis, Minerva Avenue between Goodfellow and Hamilton, which I’ve featured back in January of 2015 and then again in September of 2019 was photographed by Richard Lemen back around… Continue Reading

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Oregon Avenue Between Wyoming and Utah Streets, Benton Park West, Fall 2020

Heading south of Wyoming and looking at the east side of Oregon, there are more of the typical and stout Romanesque Revival houses and two-family flat apartment buildings. There are also still some Second Empire buildings, as well. There is… Continue Reading

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Oregon Avenue Between Juniata and Wyoming Streets, Benton Park West, Fall 2020

Heading south of Juniata on Oregon towards Wyoming looking at the east side of the street, we see more of the houses that make Benton Park West such a distinctive neighborhood. We see more of the standard red brick houses,… Continue Reading

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Pestalozzi Street Between Iowa and California Avenues, Benton Park West, Fall 2020

On Pestalozzi, we see the other side of that Civil War era building we saw on Iowa, and then we proceed down Pestalozzi, which is an interesting mix of housing forms, as the dominant streets in the neighborhood are the… Continue Reading