I took a picture of the houses below almost a decade ago. I love to see how Benton Park has changed for the better over the years. Look at how the new trees have blossomed! There are several half-flounders scattered… Continue Reading
I love the variety of housing in Benton Park, primarily built in the years surrounding and after the Civil War. The architecture has many varieties, but Second Empire dominates. This house below is still sitting vacant; I could just a… Continue Reading
Buildings always put their best foot forward on the public side, facing the street. But what if they’re on the corner? It’s interesting to see how builders chose to either leave the side largely unadorned, or lightly decorated. Or look,… Continue Reading
Designed by William Rumbold–who also aided in the design of the Old Courthouse–when St. Louis was still in St. Louis County, the giant edifice that was once called the Insane Asylum dominates the southwestern portion of the city, on the… Continue Reading
I feel like I’ve photographed these wood frame houses before. They’re continuing to deteriorate, sadly. An MHDC application has been made for the house on the right. Look at the terracotta detailing on that house on the left! I will… Continue Reading
Despite the assurances of plenty of nay-sayers, the abandoned Arlington School, which I photographed in 2009, could be saved and is now impeccably restored. Tasteful in-fill has been added around the old school.
I love these little brick bungalows, such as I would see in South St. Louis in the greater Dutchtown area. The one below, a wood frame Italianate bungalow, is extremely rare. Got to love street grading, where houses are built… Continue Reading
I love this little one story Italianate house with house; it looks like it just went vacant.
Gravois Park, really northern Dutchtown, was sparsely settled after the Civil War. It really didn’t take off until the early years of the Twentieth Century, when the streetcars took German immigrants to their jobs in downtown and elsewhere in the… Continue Reading