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Marine Villa, Early February 2019

Marine Villa is an interesting neighborhood; there were houses out here very early because of the old Marine Hospital, but then much of the area was built up later. As such, it is still a mix of architectural styles. I… Continue Reading

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South Down 20th Street from the Grand Water Tower

I came to the sad realization that the entire east side of 20th Street in Hyde Park (some consider this to be College Hill, but I don’t) is abandoned south of the Grand Water Tower. Do we really have absolutely… Continue Reading

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4200 Block of Ashland Avenue, The Greater Ville

The Greater Ville was built in stages, with early exurban houses built for agricultural uses, and then later houses were built as the city proper came out to the open fields. This photo was taken from New Ashland Place. I… Continue Reading

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Vine Grove Avenue #2, The Greater Ville

Continuing on, we see more mid-Twentieth Century in-fill, like one would expect to see in St. Louis Hills in Southwest City. I think what I find so fascinating about these streets is the wide variety of housing stock from the… Continue Reading

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Vine Grove Avenue #1, The Greater Ville

“Vine Grove Avenue? Wow, that’s a street I’ve never heard of before,” I said, as we walked up Labadie Avenue. For whatever reason, surveyors left an awkward amount of land in between Labadie and Ashland Avenues, making it too wide… Continue Reading