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St. Louis Place and Elsewhere 016

Swallowed by Leaves

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The wet, rainy weather has caused at least one thing to flourish in the ruins of the JeffVanderLou neighborhood: volunteer trees. It’s amazing how they’re just swallowing up houses around here. The arsons around here,…

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Bellefontaine, Soulard and A-B Brewery 105

Lateral Side

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I find these old vernacular houses, this one with a wing out the back, endlessly interesting. They’re scattered throughout the city, not respected, and often swept away in redevelopment. But they represent a time when…

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Bellefontaine, Soulard and A-B Brewery 106

Wood Frame Survivor

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Samotus Baerlocher, possibly a Swiss immigrant lived at this address in the Nineteenth Century. But building records state it was built in 1900. I think it is almost certainly much older than that, considering it is…

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