Tract housing has always been around, and this row of houses, built at the same time, creates a rhythm as one walks down the street.
I love the architecture of Benton Park West, with its stately Second Empire architecture. Look at this house, with its second and third floors sticking out, or look at the beautiful terracotta ornament below.
The quiet blocks of Fox Park, just north of Russell Blvd and south of I-44, feature a bevy of beautiful houses from as early as the 1870s to the early Twentieth Century. Below, houses I might expect to see in… Continue Reading
Seriously, why does this house still sit here empty like this? Most of the houses around it are occupied.
Originally featured two years ago; they don’t get around to cleaning stuff up very fast up this way.
If I could accomplish anything, it would be convincing people how beautiful the houses built right after the Civil War were: urban, compact, and useful. As it is, these wonderful houses will end up as piles of rubble, as part… Continue Reading
Further east of Park Avenue in the Tiffany neighborhood, there are some missing houses, but for the most part, there are nice, stable and well-maintained houses that can be saved in future redevelopment plans.
Don’t let the propaganda fool you; there are still some beautiful buildings left in the Tiffany neighborhood, such as this beautiful row of houses and apartments on the north side of Park Avenue east of Grand.
Lafayette Avenue, long replaced by I-44, is lined with some stunning houses on it, and its side streets. Above is a funeral parlor, probably built for that function. Above, this stately Second Empire mansion sits in the trees; I’ll come… Continue Reading
The remnants of what St. Louis once was, and what it could be again, still pop up here and there on Delmar and other streets in the once posh Midtown. “New York Style” living, where there are bustling streets lined… Continue Reading