Ferry Street heads southeast at a diagonal down towards the river, but has been cut off by Interstate 70. The remaining houses are a cross section of Hyde Park. There are some extremely old houses, such as the wood frame… Continue Reading
This bulldozer might not be so abandoned as I thought. If you look closely, the bucket on the front has clearly moved, and it is free of the underbrush that one buffeted it a year ago.
Back in August of 2018, I wrote about the ensemble of buildings at the intersection of N. Florissant and several other streets in the Hyde Park neighborhood. In late December, I discovered they had all been demolished.
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
Heading south on N. 25th Street, more houses that have been restored or carefully maintained line the east side of the street. This houses has obviously had the front facade rebuilt halfway down the second floor windows. But then, oh… Continue Reading
Heading south on N. 25th Street, there is a wide variety of interesting houses from the mid to late 19th Century on the east side of the street. I love the flounder house (yes, it’s technically a type of flounder),… Continue Reading
The Hyde Park neighborhood stretches over to the west, quite a ways west of North Florissant Avenue, and there are many different areas that have a much different feel than east of that major artery. This is near where Bob… Continue Reading
An unassuming vacant lot on Natural Bridge Avenue was once the Schorr-Kolkschneider Brewery, which once towered over this section of Hyde Park. As the Sanborn Map shows, the brewery proper was built on a triangular piece of land, similar to… Continue Reading
I had recently covered what I believe to be old offices and warehouses of the Hyde Park Brewery, whose historic brew house at Salisbury and North Florissant was demolished decades ago. But many of the auxiliary buildings are still standing,… Continue Reading
I constantly see things in North St. Louis that wouldn’t be allowed in other parts of the city. For example, the street here is just busted up with no warning markers.