North Park Place is one block long, with a wealth of interesting houses. Unlike some lazy tellings of St. Louis history say, there were wealthy enclaves all of the rapidly growing city, not just in Lafayette Square. And the wealthy… Continue Reading
Thousands of people left Hyde Park in the Twentieth Century, but many people stayed. The owner of this house not only stayed, but double-downed on their investment, carefully restoring and updating two beautiful Italianate row houses. While the original buildings… Continue Reading
The building above was just renovated; it looks really great now, after being abandoned. This interesting, long Romanesque Revival house intrigues me as well. And these old Italianate houses, which need to be renovated, are painted in red. They have… Continue Reading
There is a wide variety of architecture, often right next to each other on diverse blocks, such as these in Fox Park.
This house has received some weird sort of renovation, with a different porch. On the side, a chimney flue sticks out from the wall. I normally see that when a building is torn down next door, but there seems to… Continue Reading
But then as the years went by, the old row houses began to split apart, leaving narrow gangways in between the buildings. I love these Italianate houses since they create a “rhythm” down the street.
I call a house that shares a wall structurally (not simply contiguous with two side walls) a “true row house.” There used to be thousands of them around the city, mainly built up to around 1880. What after that, houses… Continue Reading
Like nearby Lafayette Square, there are many Italianate houses, often with some Greek Revival influence in the pitched roofs and dormers. St. Louis architecture styles often transition between two “pure” styles with an intermediate style. On a related note, here… 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.
Continuing east on Ann, there are more interesting houses, including this strange “cap” on the crenelated wall below.