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Discovering Shaw, Part 7: Russell Boulevard Between Spring Avenue and 39th Street, South Side

Looking at the south side of Russell Boulevard, again we see more houses that you would expect to see in the West End of St. Louis, three stories with Dutch Colonial rooflines or gabled roofs with elaborate dormers, as seen… Continue Reading

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Discovering Shaw, Part 6: Russell Boulevard Between Spring Avenue and 39th Street, North Side

Russell Boulevard isn’t really a boulevard anymore west of Grand; but nonetheless, it continues the neighborhood’s mix of single family houses with high class four-family flat apartment buildings. It’s becoming increasingly common that these four apartments are being converted into… Continue Reading

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Discovering Shaw, Part 5: Russell Boulevard Between Grand Boulevard and Spring Avenue, South Side

Crossing the street to the south side of Russell Boulevard, and walking west of the Hutcheson Arms, at first we see similar houses–though if you look closely you realize it is really a two-family flat. Then we arrives at a… Continue Reading

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Discovering Shaw, Part 3: The Intersection of Spring Avenue and Russell Boulevard

Occasionally I come across a house so amazing that I need to feature multiple photographs and details of it. That is the case of the stunner on the northeast corner of Spring Avenue and Russell Boulevard. It almost takes up… Continue Reading

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Coming Soon: Nothing! Corner of Jefferson and Hebert Edition

Update: As of late January, demolition is complete and the bricks stacked (third photo). I made a startling discovery at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Hebert Street in mid December of 2019, where I have been coming and documenting… Continue Reading

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Harris Avenue Between Carter Avenue and Rosalie Street

In between Rosalie and Carter on Harris are a row of beautiful four-family apartment buildings, and some of them are occupied, but many are abandoned and deteriorating. Looking east past Carter towards West Florissant Avenue, the block improves, and the… Continue Reading