Perhaps what is most shocking about the streets across from the infamous, now obliterated Horseshoe is that most of the buildings are still standing, but they’re all abandoned, except for a couple. I know what happened here for once; the… Continue Reading
Built in 1929, as far as I can tell these apartment buildings never had other buildings in between them. The side yards are big, and allow for community. I think these are such beautiful buildings, and it pains me to… Continue Reading
Over east of Goodfellow, the housing stock has more variety, with a strange mix of Cape Cods and early Twentieth Century apartment buildings. There are few people left, but the plywood is new on many of the buildings; the abandonment… Continue Reading
What a beautiful building, I thought. It needs some work, though. Then as I walked by, the sunlight came through the staircase, and as I rounded its side, I realized its porch had collapsed, and the back part of the… Continue Reading
These houses show a Romanesque Revival mentality, even if they don’t all have rounded, Roman arch windows. And then the house below has some Beaux-Arts elements. The parapet wall has fallen over on this house, below.
Look at these beautiful apartment buildings; they are one by one falling abandoned. There are only a couple of occupied houses on this block.
The 5600 block of Kennerly, further west, has some beautiful, unique homes. I know there was probably another, third house in between these two. It is gone now. I also suspect that these interesting homes below had several compatriots in… Continue Reading
This street, heading over to the city limits, is filled with mostly two-family apartments. They are in good condition, but again, most are abandoned.
The buildings in this area are mostly intact, but they’re sadly abandoned for the most part. There are few people left around here.
The sun had risen up above the horizon, and the red brick so famous in St. Louis was glowing. This old gas station seems to have been converted into a house; there are garages in the backs of these apartment… Continue Reading