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.
What can I possibly say about the ensemble of stunning early Twentieth Century houses that line Holly Hills Boulevard north of Carondelet Park? They’re amazing, and you should go check them out yourself if you can.
It’s hard to quantify much of the housing on the southern edge of St. Louis; it’s all sorts of different styles, and there’s not really one single style that predominates. Large turrets, like you might see in houses in Clayton,… Continue Reading
Update: See my return to the park in October of 2018. Carondelet Park is the third largest park in St. Louis, and the anchor of the southern end of the city around Holly Hills and Carondelet; it was established in… Continue Reading
I normally don’t get this far south in the city, but the broad avenues and neatly kept houses and apartments of the area always impress me when I do. The buildings are a mixture of 1930’s and 1940’s architecture, and… Continue Reading