Dutchtown is such a beautiful neighborhood. It has very little demolition, the houses are are in good shape, and the population is still very high–it is one of the densest areas of the city. But abandonment is creeping in, and… Continue Reading
This little Gothic Church deep in Dutchtown is now connected with the house next door. Either the steeple was never completed, or it was built out of wood and has rotten away.
I love these little houses with their pitched roofs and simple design. This house has sat vacant for a while, as it is right next to a parking lot on busy Chippewa at Compton. Hopefully one day it will be… Continue Reading
There is a large portion of the city cut off by the interstates. Up north, we see mostly devastation, as people fled living next to an interstate on the west and industry on the east. Down south, it’s not so… Continue Reading
The old “Home for the Friendless” is getting new life; I the renovation looks very nice from the outside. This is a perfect place for senior apartments, close to the interstate so relatives can visit quickly.
I visited these houses back in May of 2014. They certainly haven’t changed for the better. In fact, the white house has been trashed since the last time I photographed it. I am giving a free lecture on Daniel Martensz Mytens… Continue Reading
JeffVanderLou makes me sad. There are such beautiful houses, but I have no idea how to make this economically feasible to renovate this area. The houses get more run-down, and the volunteer trees get taller. Look at how they modernized… Continue Reading
There still is plenty of St. Louis Place left, with rows of beautiful houses, dating back to the late Nineteenth Century. But it will require hard work, one house at a time; there is no magic “game changer” project that… Continue Reading
There were Teddy Bears sprawled out all over the street when I revisited this intersection that I have been documenting for several years.
Not all of North St. Louis is desolate, abandoned or destroyed. In fact, much of it is healthy, just like this block off of W. Florissant. The architecture rivals–and is in fact better–than the architecture of the contemporary Tower Grove… Continue Reading