Whoa, things sure have blossomed around here since the last time I photographed the incredibly historic Vulcan Street in Carondelet. I fear for the future of these houses; it’s too isolated down this way.
I wrote about the historic houses from the 1870s in Tower Grove East a while back in St. Louis Magazine, and this old guy is extremely historic, predating most of the houses in the neighborhood. It looks like it was… Continue Reading
For the old “it’s just a building” crowd, I offer the following exhibits. First is the “Sherman House,” which was gutted by fire, started by burning embers from the Clemens Mansion on Helen Street. The fire could have easily spread… Continue Reading
Under no circumstance should you get close the Clemens Mansion; the walls are far too unstable. I captured these images with a zoom lens. But you don’t need to worry about getting access if you want to risk your life;… Continue Reading
As I walked west on Cass Avenue, towards the smoldering ruins of the Clemens Mansion, the sound of water trickling as it ran out of pipes and gutters reached my ears. The firefighters had to engage in some massive forestry… Continue Reading
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.
I’d spied this beautiful house years ago, and I finally got the chance to see it up close. It is a fascinating mix of two different colored rusticated cut stone front facade, with gray and red colors complementing each other.… Continue Reading
Further east, tree-lined streets reveal what could be through this area, if the interstate had not damaged the street grid so badly.
The north side of Lafayette Avenue possesses beautiful houses, looking straight out at I-44, which slashed its way through in the 1970s.