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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 12: Keokuk Street Between Arkansas and Louisiana Avenues

We pick up our Beauty of Dutchtown series where we left off with Part 11, now on Keokuk Street, northwest of Marquette Park. The brick masons used different colors of brick to make little designs, and created cornices and other… Continue Reading

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Chippewa Street Between Compton and Tennessee Avenues, Dutchtown

We now jump to the south side of Chippewa Street, and we are magically in Dutchtown! The house above is somewhat famous for the huge weeds that sometimes swallow it in the summer. Now that Fall of 2019 has arrived,… Continue Reading

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Chippewa Street Between Arkansas and Tennessee Avenues, Gravois Park

Just west of Arkansas, prosperity ironically led to the annihilation of the historic buildings due to the need for parking lots for a bank. To the southwest, of course, was the old St. Anthony’s Hospital, which then went through different… Continue Reading

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Chippewa Street Between Tennessee and Virginia Avenues, Gravois Park

Between Tennessee and Virginia avenues, Chippewa Street is almost entirely residential, and the buildings are a mixture of different revival styles from around the year 1900. They are in great shape, for the most part. So much for those balconies,… Continue Reading

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Chippewa Street from Virginia to Oregon Avenues, Gravois Park

Hold on to your seats, because I need to do some explaining. In between Jefferson Avenue and Grand Boulevard, Chippewa Street bisects two neighborhoods, Gravois Park to the north, and Dutchtown to the south. As I think I’ve pointed out… Continue Reading

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Chippewa Street, Marine Villa

Chippewa Street is such a major artery in St. Louis Hills, that we often forget it continues on east of Jefferson Avenue into Marine Villa, where it is a quiet residential street. But it does not fail to surprise with… Continue Reading