North on Compton Avenue #4: Gravois Park from Winnebago to Miami Streets, Revisited

This next stretch of Compton Avenue is really spectacular, with a wide variety of housing stock. See the east side of the street from June of 2017. You can see the west side here. There are more one-story bungalows, built… Continue Reading


Iowa Avenue Between Crittenden and Pestalozzi Streets, Benton Park West, Fall 2020

Cutting down Crittenden Street, we come across the longtime former home of Southside Early Childhood Center, which is now located at Jefferson and Russell. They have been helping children for generations in the City. The rest of the block is… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 45: Virginia Avenue Between Osceola and Meramec Streets

Virginia Avenue starts to get really interesting as the grade begins to climb as we head up the hill towards Meramec Street. On the left, we see the huge mass of the long-abandoned Cleveland High School, which has suffered a… Continue Reading


Former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church and Baden Elementary School

The former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church is a mighty structure, stretching for a considerable length down the west side of Annetta Avenue at the intersection of that street with Halls Ferry Road and Veronica Avenue. It… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 25: Osceola Street Between Nebraska and California Avenues

Osceola Street, due to the superblock that was the former Maryville campus and right-of-way for I-55, is the first through east-west through street west into Dutchtown from South Broadway south of Meramec Street. Consequently, there is a lot of high… Continue Reading