Heading back north up Compton, one discovers a cluster of wood frame houses, just a minute’s walk from the old quarry in Dutchtown. I strongly suspect that these houses were where workers for the quarry lived, far outside of the central… Continue Reading
There are so many wonderful houses that are still possible rehab opportunities. As long the side walls are stable (and sometimes when they’re not) a building can still be saved.
This beautiful Italianate house is right next to a steep incline on Blair Avenue. It is often fully engulfed in foliage, as can be seen here. See the house from the street in the last photo of this post.
Being careful to not get too close, both due to the “No Trespassing” sign and the obvious imminent collapse of these walls sometime soon, I snapped some pictures of this ruin, which has been burned out and collapsing for a… Continue Reading
I love these little two story Second Empire houses, such as the ones here on N. Florissant Avenue. This wood frame one is incredibly rare. There is one over on Mallinckrodt Street, also in Hyde Park.
I’ve been up this way before, several years ago, and I’ve always been fascinated with this downright rugged part of the city, just south of I-70 and west of West Florissant Avenue. I suspect the house above was maybe part… Continue Reading
The neighborhood around St. Engelbert’s is mostly from the early Twentieth Century, but some older houses are scattered throughout. These businesses above probably served parishioners coming out of Mass, or school children at the nearby school. But then there are… Continue Reading
I am amazed that house survives, when so many brick and stone neighbors are gone. I am happy it is still here, since it clearly dates when the area was semi-rural.
Perhaps what is most interesting about these houses in the West End neighborhood are the little details, such as the small oval window hiding under the front porch below. Or just look at those little jutting pinnacles below on a… Continue Reading