I call a house that shares a wall structurally (not simply contiguous with two side walls) a “true row house.” There used to be thousands of them around the city, mainly built up to around 1880. What after that, houses… Continue Reading
Like nearby Lafayette Square, there are many Italianate houses, often with some Greek Revival influence in the pitched roofs and dormers. St. Louis architecture styles often transition between two “pure” styles with an intermediate style. On a related note, here… Continue Reading
There are many Second Empire houses southwest of Lafayette Square that have been separated by Interstate 44 and the widened Jefferson Avenue. But there are some spectacular houses in great condition, including some rare rounded Mansard Roof examples, as well.… Continue Reading
These little storefronts were once surrounded by a neighborhood, but now they sit on a narrow strip of land south of the interstate. Is there little wonder that there is no use for them now?
I like those houses that are built right up against the property line, with a fire wall that goes up past the roof line.
This row of Second Empire beauties looks like it comes straight from Paris–which of course where the style came from originally They have been carefully restored, and I revisited them yet again while walking down the street.
Starting with this rounded house on the northeast corner of Texas and Russell, west to California, are some of the most beautiful houses in the city. I come back time and time again.
After a humble but elegant alley apartment building, Russell Boulevard hits its stride, with one of the most stunning streetscapes in St. Louis. Eclectic, regal and carefully crafted houses show what the City looked like after the Civil War.
Continuing east on Ann, there are more interesting houses, including this strange “cap” on the crenelated wall below.
The 2600 block of Ann Avenue may be one of the most fascinating blocks in the city. It has little guys like this house above, sitting high up because it was certainly built before street grading. But there are all… Continue Reading