Up at the crest of the hill at Arsenal and Gravois, the buildings are affected by the roar of traffic flying by. Widened in the early decades of the Twentieth Century, Gravois is now the equivalent of seven lanes wide… Continue Reading
The quiet blocks of Fox Park, just north of Russell Blvd and south of I-44, feature a bevy of beautiful houses from as early as the 1870s to the early Twentieth Century. Below, houses I might expect to see in… Continue Reading
I really like the houses on Ohio just north of St. Francis de Sales Church in Fox Park, which I examined in part of this earlier post. I think I finally figured out the deal with the house below; just… Continue Reading
Fox Park has an amazing mix of housing styles, from these “micro-mansions” with their Second Empire stylings to more simple but beautiful Italianate row houses. The view is always great from the park, too. These early Twentieth Century apartment buildings… Continue Reading
Russell Boulevard, passing from Soulard to Grand has some of the most interesting housing stock in the city. It serves almost as a history lesson of St. Louis architecture, crossing through the Nineteenth Century. When these houses were constructed in… Continue Reading
I’ve continued to be interested in the first generation of houses that appeared out Gravois Avenue past Jefferson in the years after the Civil War. They’re often isolated now, sitting amongst the primary period of development in the area in… Continue Reading
It’s strange to see such a large building collapse in a pile of rubble on the South Side. But that’s what happened a couple of weeks ago in the Fox Park neighborhood. What a shame.
Fox Park is in transition; it has many beautiful streets, many troubled ones, but one thing remains: it has amazing housing stock, much of it older than nearby Tower Grove East to the west or even McKinley Heights to the… Continue Reading