For whatever reason, there are just four Gingerbread Style houses on the east side of Florissant Road in Normandy. I do not know why they are here; above are the northernmost, and below are the three southernmost.
I looked around the residential areas north of Niedringhaus Avenue in Granite City back in early April. The town’s heart is still the steel mill, which lies on the southeastern part of town, but the houses on this side of… Continue Reading
Last March I photographed Penrose in the snow, but I came back in mid October to take more pictures without the snowflakes in the way. It is a beautiful neighborhood, but abandonment is beginning to creep in, and I worry… Continue Reading
Walnut Park is one of those neighborhoods of the city where I am hesitant to post pictures where there is the chance of giving the wrong impression. The area struggles with crime, and has a tragically high murder rate. There… Continue Reading
The Penrose neighborhood has whole streets lined with Gingerbread style houses, even though most people associate these houses with the St. Louis Hills area of South City. And they’re all well maintained, and the heart of the middle class community… Continue Reading
Newby Street has grand Second Empire houses, and rare Gingerbread apartment buildings. It has solid Romanesque Revival four-families, as well. And then, we hit a row of houses that would fit right into St. Louis Hills. There is much variety… Continue Reading
Gast Place clearly was where the upper middle class lived in Baden, with larger, single family house with large yards. The houses look to date from the Nineteenth Century to the 1940s.
Update: Demolished by July of 2019. This guy sits all by itself, in the broad swath of land on the north side of Bittner Street.
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
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.