The north side of Lafayette Avenue possesses beautiful houses, looking straight out at I-44, which slashed its way through in the 1970s.
From what I understand, many streets originally had numbers for names, indicating their distance from Main Street. But most were renamed. The houses along here are interesting, and there are a fair number of commercial properties converted to apartment. I… Continue Reading
Moving east up the hill towards Grand Boulevard, the beautiful houses continue to spread out before the visitor. These houses are well-maintained, and are in good shape.
The blocks northwest of the intersection of Grand and Lafayette are known as the Tiffany neighborhood. It is isolated, quiet–and surprisingly resilient. I could not find an abandoned house anywhere in this area. Here is the western end of the… Continue Reading
There is so much good happening in Old North, but there are still houses that haven’t been saved yet.
I went back and visited the area around Sullivan Avenue, where I had visited almost two years ago. This part of JeffVanderLou is different than much of the rest of the neighborhood; it was where judges, doctors and other high… Continue Reading
I’ve been coming back to this beautiful stretch of Hebert Street, which has the critical mass to be holding up, even after the arsons coming around on a decade ago. There are some interesting little houses along here, such as… Continue Reading
Meadowbrook Country Club is part golf course, and part subdivision, which wraps itself around the greens. There are some interesting Modernist houses mixed in among later houses. The properties seem to have developed over the course of several decades. Houses… Continue Reading
Oops, I still had some Dutchtown photos left from Compton Avenue! There is such a diversity of housing styles in this beautiful neighborhood. Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture June 22 and 29, 2017 from 10:00-12:00 on the… Continue Reading
Never in a million years would I have imagined that one of my favorite buildings in St. Louis, up at the corner of Bremen and Blair Avenues, would be rescued from the jaws of demolition. I had found this row… Continue Reading