I return to this forlorn row of beautiful Second Empire tenements south of the old Friedens Evangelisch Lutheran Church. Nothing is happening to these houses, other than that they are deteriorating more. They are all abandoned, as far as I… Continue Reading
The Fairgrounds neighborhood is isolated by closed streets and Fairgrounds Park on the south, but it is an interesting, eclectic neighborhood, architecturally. It shows evidence of having been built up over a very long time, and some houses can already… Continue Reading
Toby Weiss and I love the little Modernist enclaves built after World War 2, unfortunately often on the sites of former quarries. Luckily, many quarries were converted to parks, such as Handy, Eugene Tink Bradley and Windsor Parks, which is… Continue Reading
The Greater Ville is the horseshoe-shaped neighborhood that wraps around the Ville. I don’t have a separate tag for the Greater Ville, but originally it was the white area, and the Ville “proper” was African American. But the old shotguns… Continue Reading
I like the mixture of apartments, stores and houses, all from different periods of time in the decades before and after the yer 1900. The apartments below are still in good condition, despite that many are now owned by negligent… Continue Reading
I find the idiosyncrasies of the St. Louis street grid fascinating, and Hyde Park may have most. Take the “skinny block” in between Klein and 14th. Perhaps it was originally a market, but it soon acquired a series of tenements… Continue Reading
The development in the Grove north of Manchester Avenue is coming to the south side now. Will redevelopment come at the cost of losing long term residents? I hope not. There are some very old houses in this area, as… Continue Reading
I went back and checked out some of the wonderful old houses in the Olivette Park neighborhood of East St. Louis. I think the building below is at least partly occupied.
More beautiful homes line McRee Avenue; I am fascinated how this little pocket of completely occupied houses survives surrounded by major streets and an interstate.
The street is blocked off, but the renovations of apartments along McRee are welcomed. Large houses, like one would expect to see in Shaw to the south, are also prevalent.