I’ve been up this way before, several years ago, and I’ve always been fascinated with this downright rugged part of the city, just south of I-70 and west of West Florissant Avenue. I suspect the house above was maybe part… Continue Reading
I am amazed that house survives, when so many brick and stone neighbors are gone. I am happy it is still here, since it clearly dates when the area was semi-rural.
Oh dear, the oldest house in St. Louis, from 1829, is sitting abandoned and plywood covers its windows and doors. Does anyone know what happened? It was fine two years ago.
This alley house, whose front house was never built or demolished at the corner of Keokuk and Virginia, is far older than 1895, which is when the City says it was built. You can tell because the brick doesn’t match.… Continue Reading
I visited Randall Place a couple of years ago while in the northern Hyde Park area, and I went back recently. Some houses, like the stately house above, are in great condition, but the house below has been engulfed by… Continue Reading
The Greater Ville is the horseshoe-shaped neighborhood that wraps around the Ville. I don’t have a separate tag for the Greater Ville, but originally it was the white area, and the Ville “proper” was African American. But the old shotguns… Continue Reading
Bad news after recent storms; this old house from at least the 1870s or earlier suffered damage due to winds.
I love the commercial strip along South Broadway in Carondelet, where there is a mixture of different architectural styles, many preserved while their counterparts in downtown are gone.
I’ve long been worried about the cluster of historic stone and other brick and wood frame houses that form the core of a neighborhood that goes back to at least the Civil War, or even before, when James Eads built… Continue Reading
Sanborn maps proved years ago that this interesting house on Utah was in fact a brick half flounder. For better or for worse, the siding has fallen off, proving its construction. I hope help comes in time.