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Indiana Avenue Between Ann and Shenandoah Avenues

Indiana Avenue south of Ann is a fascinating mix of houses; up at the north end of the street are houses typical of much of the rest of McKinley Heights–built in the early Twentieth Century. But then, and this picture… Continue Reading

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Updates on the Inner North Side

Two buildings on St. Louis Avenue in JeffVanderLou apparently had become something of celebrities due to some graffiti someone had painted on them years ago. I came by while they were in the process of being demolished; the one on… Continue Reading

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Oregon Avenue Between Juniata and Wyoming Streets, Benton Park West, Fall 2020

Heading south of Juniata on Oregon towards Wyoming looking at the east side of the street, we see more of the houses that make Benton Park West such a distinctive neighborhood. We see more of the standard red brick houses,… Continue Reading

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Oregon Avenue Between Arsenal and Juniata Streets, Benton Park West, Fall 2020

Heading south on Oregon Avenue towards Juniata Street, we go through what was once the St. Louis Commons, an area of Karst Topography that was pockmarked with sinkholes, quarries and other rugged uneven land. As we can see from the… Continue Reading

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Arsenal Street Between Oregon and Nebraska Avenues, Benton Park West, Fall 2020

Arsenal Street in between Oregon and Nebraska avenues is an interesting mix of houses and businesses, some of which have a long history in South St. Louis. First up is an old florist’s shop, which once had coolers in the… Continue Reading

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Texas Avenue Between Arsenal and Pestalozzi Streets, Benton Park West, Revisited Fall 2020

I realized that my previous visit to the two blocks of Texas Avenue between Arsenal and Pestalozzi in September of 2019 (Crittenden cuts through there, but it’s practically just a glorified alley in Benton Park West) did not do this… Continue Reading

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Jefferson and Gravois, Revisited

I’ve looked at the intersection of South Jefferson and Gravois avenues in July of 2012, and I came back over the course of several months to photograph the crossing of two of the most important streets in the inner South… Continue Reading