I find the idiosyncrasies of the St. Louis street grid fascinating, and Hyde Park may have most. Take the “skinny block” in between Klein and 14th. Perhaps it was originally a market, but it soon acquired a series of tenements… Continue Reading
I spotted the new copper shining all the way from St. Louis Avenue, a mile to the south. Up close, the new copper doesn’t shine as much, but it’s still great to see that the old church is keeping up… Continue Reading
We were stopped at the light on Grand at Blair, so I decided to kill some time and roll my window down and snap the above picture of the abandoned Orthodox Jewish Old Home, whose despoliation I have covered for… Continue Reading
Judging from the pumps, this building has been vacant for a while now. Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture June 22 and 29, 2017 from 10:00-12:00 on the work of famous architects who also left their mark on… Continue Reading
Never in a million years would I have imagined that one of my favorite buildings in St. Louis, up at the corner of Bremen and Blair Avenues, would be rescued from the jaws of demolition. I had found this row… Continue Reading
But what does the H.O.P.E. stand for? It’s not the cancer awareness association out in Chesterfield.
Bosley Estates is still looking a little rough around the edges…But, there has been some attempts at finishing, as Tyvek or one of its equivalent competitors had been installed on the side of the house. Unfortunately, they did not finish.
I love the houses of Hyde Park, such as these two little guys, one a Second Empire and the other a simple vernacular structure. Below, this is a brick version of the wood frame house above. Then there’s this cool… Continue Reading
I think Hyde Park is easily one of the most architecturally rich neighborhoods in the city. The wide variety of apartment buildings would have catered to an economically diverse population. Sadly, many of them are slipping away.
What reinvestment could do for a neighborhood such as Hyde Park, full of small bungalows like the one above, perfect for a first-time home buyers. Little old wood frame houses may be in bad shape, but they represent an important… Continue Reading