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4000 and 4100 Blocks of Labadie, The Greater Ville

Moving west on Labadie Avenue, four family apartment buildings predominate, but they are elegant, and meant for the middle class residents who probably hopped on the streetcar in the morning and rode to office jobs downtown in the morning. In… Continue Reading

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North Newstead Avenue, The Greater Ville

Newstead is a long street; it starts all the way down in the Grove, heads north through the Central West End and then finds itself in the Greater Ville. There have been some streetscape improvements, but without private investment, the… Continue Reading

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The Greater Ville in Extensus

I will be looking at the Greater Ville neighborhood for the next couple of weeks. I’ve looked at the Ville before, and for the purposes of this website, both official city neighborhoods are included under the one tag for simplicity’s… Continue Reading

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Calle Cherokee Mural

A really cool mural has appeared on the side of El Torito Grocery at the corner of Cherokee Street and California Avenue, which has recently received a historic marker sign for Calle Cherokee, recognizing the important cultural and economic contribution… Continue Reading

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North Up Blair Avenue, Fall 2018

Blair Avenue gives you a great cross section of the neighborhoods just to the west of Interstate 70, which cut these working class areas from their traditional employment areas along the Near North Riverfront. Old North St. Louis has seen… Continue Reading