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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 45: Virginia Avenue Between Osceola and Meramec Streets

Virginia Avenue starts to get really interesting as the grade begins to climb as we head up the hill towards Meramec Street. On the left, we see the huge mass of the long-abandoned Cleveland High School, which has suffered a… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 43: Virginia Avenue Between Mount Pleasant and Taft Streets

Passing by Mount Pleasant Street, we see four two-family apartment buildings, obviously built at the same time by the same developer, but yet each one is slightly different in the fenestration and brickwork, so that a casual observer would see… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 42: Virginia Avenue Between Itaska and Mount Pleasant Streets

Moving past Itaska, we see one of the few buildings that is blatantly abandoned, with missing windows on the second floor. But then we see these tan brick-fronted bungalows, with wonderful white and tan alternating rounded arch doorways and pressed… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 40: Virginia Avenue Between Walsh and Delor Streets

I’ve looked at this stretch of Virginia Avenue between Walsh and Delor many times before; the Virginia Theater sits on a triangle of land where Vermont Avenue comes up from the left, and there’s a row of little 1950s in-fills… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 37: Virginia Avenue Between Bates and Fassen Streets

We’re picking up the “The Beauty of Dutchtown” series which was left off at Number 36. I went crazy and decided to photograph the entire length of Virginia Avenue in Dutchtown, from Bates Avenue in the south to Chippewa Street in… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 35: California Avenue Between Gasconade and Osage Streets, Revisited

I had visited this section of California Avenue back in October of 2019, but it looked different with the foliage all grown up, so I inadvertently photographed it again. It’s interesting to see how the landscape changes over the course… Continue Reading

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Wyoming Street Between Minnesota and Pennsylvania Avenues, Benton Park West, North Side

Wyoming Street near the old Union Brewery/later Falstaff Plant No. 2 has a row of exceptional houses that I’ve looked at before. I wonder if some of the upper management of the brewery originally lived in some of these buildings.… Continue Reading

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Former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church and Baden Elementary School

The former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church is a mighty structure, stretching for a considerable length down the west side of Annetta Avenue at the intersection of that street with Halls Ferry Road and Veronica Avenue. It… Continue Reading

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Waverly Place, Lafayette Square

Waverly Place, just off Lafayette Avenue, is one of the more interesting private streets in Lafayette Square, and in the city in general. It is also, after Vandeventer Place (which was annihilated), perhaps one of the most devastated by demolition,… Continue Reading