South of downtown Belleville is an interesting mix of houses, with everything from brick foursquares you might see in Tower Grove South, to below, old Second Empire houses that would fit in down in Carondelet. Some of the best Italianate… Continue Reading
Northeast of downtown Belleville, the housing stock clearly dates to the early Twentieth Century with a mix of different revival styles on larger lots. But it is deeply concerning to me that right in the middle of extremely well-maintained and… Continue Reading
Update: See the second post in this series here and third post here. Historic photographs prove the valley between Chouteau and Forest Park Avenue was never some Lafayette Square-type neighborhood full of beautiful houses that deteriorated into a wasteland. No, it… Continue Reading
I find it interesting that Delmar Boulevard is used as the great demarcation line for the discussion of race relations in St. Louis. For the most part, east of Kingshighway, it is a completely unremarkable stretch of street, with abandonment… Continue Reading
Things change, and things don’t from a year and a month earlier.
The intersection of Arsenal, Pennsylvania and Gravois is a fine mess, but what a view you have if you manage to get stopped on Gravois northeast-bound towards Downtown.
Continuing north, here is the west side of Jefferson between Arsenal and Gravois. From here, this is Jefferson from Gravois south to Arsenal.
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that I created a new Special Topics tag a month or so entitled “South Jefferson.” South of Interstate 44, the original Nineteenth Century streetscape is incredibly well-preserved, so for the next couple of days, I’m… Continue Reading
There is much to report on this spring, starting with a collapse of an out building on Utah Street in Benton Park. It can still be salvaged, though. Below, as I suspected would happen, another of the houses sitting on… Continue Reading
I checked up on this architectural treasure, the type of building that is no longer built, last summer, and this spring it is evident that it continues to deteriorate. I hope somehow it can be saved before it collapses, which… Continue Reading