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South Down 20th Street from the Grand Water Tower

I came to the sad realization that the entire east side of 20th Street in Hyde Park (some consider this to be College Hill, but I don’t) is abandoned south of the Grand Water Tower. Do we really have absolutely… Continue Reading

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4500 and 4600 Blocks of Lexington Avenue, The Greater Ville

A mixture of houses line the 4500 and 4600 blocks of Lexington, which like Ashland, is an especially long stretch just east of the Western Lutheran Cemetery. Old Italianate bungalows are still around, but most houses are from the early… Continue Reading

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4200 Block of Lexington Avenue, The Greater Ville

We encountered something that is relatively rare in the Greater Ville neighborhood and that is an industrial building. Also, the brick is not standard St. Louis red brick, but the sort of color one might expect in Chicago. What was… Continue Reading

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North Taylor Avenue, The Greater Ville

Taylor Avenue starts way down south and makes it the way up to Interstate 70 in the Penrose neighborhood. Along its path, it goes by many famous addresses, including Lewis Place, and other private streets. But there are more of… Continue Reading