Gravois Park is really North Dutchtown (along with Benton Park West), but it is separated out as its own neighborhood. The housing continues to be interesting.
Toby Weiss and I love the little Modernist enclaves built after World War 2, unfortunately often on the sites of former quarries. Luckily, many quarries were converted to parks, such as Handy, Eugene Tink Bradley and Windsor Parks, which is… Continue Reading
I like the mixture of apartments, stores and houses, all from different periods of time in the decades before and after the yer 1900. The apartments below are still in good condition, despite that many are now owned by negligent… Continue Reading
Oops, I still had some Dutchtown photos left from Compton Avenue! There is such a diversity of housing styles in this beautiful neighborhood. Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture June 22 and 29, 2017 from 10:00-12:00 on the… Continue Reading
Dutchtown is such a beautiful neighborhood. It has very little demolition, the houses are are in good shape, and the population is still very high–it is one of the densest areas of the city. But abandonment is creeping in, and… Continue Reading
I love the Modernist houses built after World War II in the southwestern corners of the City. But my, what a miserable urban environment, as traffic flies by on Hampton. The street might get plowed right away, but what is… Continue Reading
Schollmeyer Avenue bends around and connects with Loughborough Avenue, a major artery in Southwest St. Louis. The right-of-way looks huge! The houses are set way back with their front mound far back from the street. There are some great four-family… Continue Reading
Legend is the owner and builder of this 1935 house was an iron worker, or he owned an iron works, thus accounting for the elaborate iron railings and bars. Makes for an interesting story, at least.
The eastern end of the Central West End, on streets such as Enright, are lined with just as beautiful houses as the western half. The lack of development is surprising considering its location in the central corridor of the city.… Continue Reading