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Walnut Park Revisited

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

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Rebuilding Hyde Park

I was excited to see that ND Consulting is continuing to build new affordable housing in addition to rehabbing houses in Hyde Park. They have been responsible for helping renovate many historic structures, and not just new construction. I believe… Continue Reading

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Benton Park, Late July 2018

The houses above sit above a sinkhole, most likely, and they are now settling so badly that they have been abandoned. It is really a shame, as they were nice little houses. I just noticed this apartment building hiding behind… Continue Reading

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Fountain Park, Early July 2018

Fountain Park is such a beautiful little neighborhood, directly north of the Central West End, but possessing the exact same housing stock of its more wealthy neighborhood to the south. There are well preserved buildings, and then there are complete… Continue Reading

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In Between Delmar and Page Avenue, Revisited

I returned to that area just north of the Central West End near Lewis Place, and checked in on some of the houses that I had photographed before. The apartment building below has continued to deteriorate, though the collapsed front… Continue Reading

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Hebert Street, JeffVanderLou, June 2018

Paul McKee’s crimes are hidden during the summer more, when the giant volunteer trees and underbrush grow lush and green, concealing houses that have collapsed years ago. You see, up this way, nothing ever gets cleaned up. Here is the… Continue Reading

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Returning to St. Louis Avenue Now For Over A Decade

The row of houses in between Parnell (really sort of the traffic artery Jefferson become up north) and N. Florissant Avenue is one of the most beautiful streets in St. Louis. I love showing it to visitors to blow people’s… Continue Reading