It seems like this old stone building is getting worse, based on my pictures going back through the years. Here it is from 2013 and from 2011. I hope there is some sort of solution planned for this incredibly rare and… Continue Reading
Lafayette Square is famous for its Italianate and Second Empire mansions, and rightfully so, but it already had many early settler houses by the time the wealthy and famous began to move in (and Compton and Dry shows there were… Continue Reading
The south side of the Grove, or Forest Park Southeast, or whatever you want to call it, is one of those areas that has been isolated for a very long time. It was a small settlement, out the railroad tracks… Continue Reading
I checked in on The Ville, the historic middle class African American neighborhood in the North Side. Unfortunately, there is still more abandonment, and this strange collapse, which looks like the house is falling into the basement. It is too… Continue Reading
I think College Hill has such a cool variety of housing styles, having developed slowly over the decades. There are not really any long rows of the same houses, but rather a mixture of buildings from wood frame flounders to… Continue Reading
I checked up on those historic houses on Samuel Shepard Drive, the rare survivors of the upper middle class residential district built right after the Civil War. They are owned by the State of Missouri. The house below is stable,… Continue Reading
Then there are the really old wood frame survivors, such as these on Aubert Avenue. Ironically, Post-Modernist in-fill has been added to the street, as well. Full circle? These houses below were clearly built before the street was graded, and… Continue Reading
There’s an old cluster of old wood frame houses on the side streets off of Halls Ferry Road. There are also other houses in brick that look like buildings you would see in other parts of the city.
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.