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.
These four-family apartment buildings sit right on N. Florissant Avenue, just south of Salisbury Street in Hyde Park. They are right on a major thoroughfare, but despite or because of it, they sit abandoned and trashed.
I was excited to see that ND Consulting is continuing to build new affordable housing in addition to rehabbing houses in Hyde Park. They have been responsible for helping renovate many historic structures, and not just new construction. I believe… Continue Reading
Longtime readers might recognize these Second Empire houses on the west side of N. Florissant Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood; I’ve photographed them before. As the summer of 2018 has continued, the undergrowth has engulfed the two abandoned ones,… Continue Reading