I know Washington University gets a lot of grief for its decision to focus on building Gothic/Tudor/”Academic” Revival buildings on its campus for the last twenty years, but I like it. I think it’s important for a university to have… Continue Reading
Then there are the really old wood frame survivors, such as these on Aubert Avenue. Ironically, Post-Modernist in-fill has been added to the street, as well. Full circle? These houses below were clearly built before the street was graded, and… Continue Reading
Corner stores rarely exist in St. Louis anymore, as larger chains have taken over. If you own a car, it’s no big deal to go to your favorite store. If you’re on foot, it’s a different story. That being said,… Continue Reading
Due to the late development of the Penrose neighborhood, there are also some interesting pockets of Modernist ranches and Cape Cods. They are all from after World War II, so they are ahead of the “obsolescence” curve that so often… Continue Reading
Then all of the sudden, we hit a row of modest and well-maintained Modernist ranch homes. But they’re mixed in between abandonment, including some small in-fill homes. There are also these unique wood frame one-story duplexes, some of which are… Continue Reading
If I had to pick a theme for the architecture of Destrehan Street, it would be variety. Built up slowly over decades, and as newer houses replace older ones, it is what makes Hyde Park so interesting. And perhaps what… Continue Reading
Angelica Street east of 11th Street is gone, replaced by this foreboding overpass, which effectively kills the neighborhood from expanding any further. I’ve photographed these little guys before; they replaced an old country estate that finally was demolished and redeveloped.… Continue Reading
Starting with this rounded house on the northeast corner of Texas and Russell, west to California, are some of the most beautiful houses in the city. I come back time and time again.
Many houses sit on streets that are blocked off, and abandoned houses’ grass and trees grow out of control. It is a strangely isolated area, with all of the closed streets.
My favorite mystery house in JeffVanderLou is now a daycare, apparently.