This is an interesting house, with a rubble wall front porch support. The city’s date of 1890 is clearly wrong, as the architecture looks more like something built before the Civil War. It is even a duplex, if you look… Continue Reading
More desolation and abandonment continues north on Switzer Avenue just before
I was very saddened to see the state of the houses facing the railroad tracks along Switzer Avenue. They are mostly vacant, and in a severe state of dilapidation.
There is a weird mishmash of buildings around the intersection of North Broadway and Christian Avenue, the first street to the west north of the railroad viaduct. Next to small wood frame houses are cool little Modernist storefronts like the… Continue Reading
This house sits abandoned off in the weeds, right on top of the railroad tracks.
There’s a whole cluster of buildings just north of the train tracks at the southern end of Baden and North Broadway. But it is so loud, and such an undesirable place to invest, that the buildings are going vacant, their… Continue Reading
Towards the south end of Church Road are some incredibly important examples of wood frame tract duplexes. They must be very old, as they are wood, probably from before annexation by the City of St. Louis. It is curious that… Continue Reading
Then all of the sudden, we hit a row of modest and well-maintained Modernist ranch homes. But they’re mixed in between abandonment, including some small in-fill homes. There are also these unique wood frame one-story duplexes, some of which are… Continue Reading
Church Road south of Bittner Street is where we start to really see the good, bad and the ugly. It’s a fascinating mix of wood frame houses, in styles that are usually in brick in most of the city. But… Continue Reading
Well, technically it’s a month or two early since these photos are from mid-December 2017, but I wanted to see what has been happening to the places I photographed last year. Short answer: nothing positive. For example, the building above,… Continue Reading