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JeffVanderLou, Early May, 2020

The local news is reporting that the City has gotten a grant to tear down more abandoned buildings in the St. Louis Place and JeffVanderLou neighborhoods. If Las Vegas were open right now and taking wagers on St. Louis blight,… Continue Reading

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Arsenal Street Between Minnesota and Michigan Avenues, Tower Grove East

It’s hard to believe it, but the houses above were once an almost completely ruined pile of smoking timbers and collapsed brick walls a few years ago. I wrote an article about those two houses, and the other Civil War-era… Continue Reading

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Gravois Avenue Between Compton and Minnesota Avenues

Richard W. Lemen, Northeast Corner of Compton and Gravois, c. 1930, Lemen Streets and Sewers Collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, St. Louis Public LibraryIn my dreams I have this fantasy where I win the lottery, and among other things, I… Continue Reading