I don’t photograph the Shaw neighborhood very often (amazingly, the last post is from December of 2016), because most of the east-west streets are blocked off, and my methodology of documenting areas of the city start by happening across interesting… Continue Reading
The “Central West End” is an artificial construct! It was all one giant neighborhood, known as the West End (which still exists as a smaller neighborhood to the west), before redlining separated out the part north of Delmar and condemned… Continue Reading
I see so much abandonment and lack of investment in the city, it’s so nice to see an owner who has done such a nice job restoring and maintaining this four-family apartment building in Hyde Park.
I think College Hill has such a cool variety of housing styles, having developed slowly over the decades. There are not really any long rows of the same houses, but rather a mixture of buildings from wood frame flounders to… Continue Reading
Parts of Penrose clearly developed early, and these houses are great examples of earlier housing styles. It is a shame that so many of this period of time are abandoned. They make great houses. And as usual, I think some… Continue Reading
Then there are all sorts of interesting four-family flats around Penrose. Unlike some neighborhoods, such as Wells-Goodfellow, there are not whole streets of them, but they appear in pairs or by themselves. I think that is a good thing; four-family… Continue Reading
Continuing St. Louis’s tradition of hiding apartment buildings in the guise of a single-family house, these wonderful Arts and Crafts two-family flats exist in whole streets around Penrose. They are smart investments, as the owner can live on one floor… Continue Reading
Can we quit spreading the myth that the entire North Side is a disaster? It’s not. While there are clearly neighborhoods, such as Wells-Goodfellow that are severely depressed, other parts of the upper half of the city, such as the… Continue Reading
This building is awesome. It shows the history of itself right on the front elevatin. At some point, somebody didn’t like the fenestration ,and changed it. The doors were replaced later, as well.
It never ceases to amaze me when I see the beautiful Nineteenth Century houses northwest of downtown. They should be competitive, being so close to jobs and possessing the same architecture as Lafayette Square, but the neighborhood struggles to attract… Continue Reading