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Victor and Lemp Avenues, Revisited, Benton Park

For lack of a better way of describing them, there are a host of cozy little streets to the southeast of the intersection of Jefferson and Gravois. As is the same behind the other three corners of that bustling crossroads,… Continue Reading

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Demolition, Lansdowne Towers

They’ve begun to tear down the Brenton Tower, one of four public housing apartment buildings part of the Lansdowne Towers, located in the northeastern portion of East St. Louis. I’d been by here before, almost exactly two years ago, and… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 11: Nebraska Avenue Between Keokuk and Chippewa Streets

Unfortunately, crossing over Keokuk, an abandoned and trash early Twentieth Century service station, and its sprawling, invasive and vacant parking lot waste a full third of the block heading up to Chippewa Street. But after the end of the parking… Continue Reading