Kingshighway, the busiest traffic artery in St. Louis, comes to a rather anticlimactic end at a group of beautiful buildings on Gravois Avenue. But again, occupancy is good, and there is an interesting mix of building stock. There’s this cool… Continue Reading
Gravois Avenue tries to keep its urban character right up to the city limits, but the Missouri Department of Transport has done its best to make this stretch of historic buildings about as inhospitable to human beings as possible. It’s… Continue Reading
Smaller houses and multi-family buildings predominate east of the railroad tracks in Holly Hills, with busy Grand Boulevard nearby. Still, however, the housing stock remains well-maintained. What will its future hold, however, if slumlords get their hands on this inexpensive… Continue Reading
The railroad came to what would become Holly Hills first, and it remains. There are far more at-grade crossings than in central St. Louis.
Holly Hills was suburbia when it was laid out, early automobile suburbia, but suburbia nonetheless. There are still some alleys, but for the most part, drive ways begin to intrude into the streetscape. There are fewer and fewer multi-family buildings.… Continue Reading
Federer Place was laid out with a boulevard and a distinctly secluded groundplan; on one end are the railroad tracks, and at the other end is another street. You can’t just wander back here accidentally while passing through. It’s a… Continue Reading
As I once said years ago about Lafayette Square, the beautiful mansions on the major streets of the city show off to visitors what a great city this is. But it’s the side streets, where most of us live, which are… Continue Reading
The western half of Holly Hills Boulevard offers a fascinating look at the 1920s and 30s in St. Louis. I looked at the street years ago, but we returned again this last weekend.
The eastern half of Holly Hills Boulevard offers a fascinating look at the 1920s and 30s in St. Louis. I looked at the street years ago, but we returned again this last weekend.