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Chippewa Street, Marine Villa

Chippewa Street is such a major artery in St. Louis Hills, that we often forget it continues on east of Jefferson Avenue into Marine Villa, where it is a quiet residential street. But it does not fail to surprise with… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 5, Meramec Street Between California and Ohio Avenues

While Meramec Street in Dutchtown is famous for St. Anthony of Padua and its commercial strip, it becomes more residential as it heads east towards South Broadway. Above, there is one of William B. Ittner’s amazing designs, Meramec Elementary from… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 2, California Avenue Between Gasconade and Osage Streets

Starting at Gasconade Street and heading north on California Avenue, there is a wonderful row of Second Empire buildings, with a storefront on the corner, and then two houses next door. Above, on another corner of the intersection, some competent… Continue Reading

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Ohio Avenue, Northern Benton Park West, September 2019

Starting at Ohio’s intersection with Gravois and Lynch, we head south, looking at the east side of the street, where there is the famous “One Night Stand” karaoke bar. It had been closed for a little while, with the whole… Continue Reading

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Michigan and Minnesota Avenues, Tower Grove East

Weird things are happening in the streets “East of Compton,” which is short hand for referring to the part of the neighborhood that was built earlier than the houses that line the streets around Tower Grove Park (the latter which… Continue Reading