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Page Boulevard, South Side, West End

Page Boulevard continues to be lined with stately houses in the West End neighborhood, after a noticeable gap of parking lots and demolition in the Fountain Park area. The houses are mostly occupied, and many have driveways that get their… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Virginia Avenue Between Loughborough Avenue and Blow Street, Blow Elementary School

It’s interesting to see how a similar pattern of development occurs in different parts of the city. As I showed recently at the old Webster Elementary School in Old North, at the Blow Elementary School in Carondelet, there were original… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Virginia Avenue Between Haven Street and Loughborough Avenue

Heading one block west over to Virginia Avenue (Compton Avenue gets squeezed out down in Carondelet), we now head south from Haven down to Loughborough, first on the west side. The street is far more quiet than Michigan Avenue, and… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Quincy and Blow Streets

The west side of Michigan Avenue south of Quincy Street starts out nice enough with a rehabbed corner store, but then… Wow, what might easily be one of the most interesting and beautiful houses in the entire City of St.… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Loughborough Avenue and Quincy Street

Heading south on Michigan Avenue past Loughborough Avenue (which originally was Pine Street in the original town of Carondelet), we see a row of what I call the Italianate–Second Empire hybrids, a Romanesque Revival four-family and Greek Revival house on… Continue Reading

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Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Mott and Haven Streets

Mott and Michigan starts out with a large commercial building, with apartments upstairs. But then there are some fantastic single family houses, from a variety of eras. Sadly, one of the nicest ones that is shown below is abandoned. But… Continue Reading