This house is still standing, but I wonder for how much longer. The street closure has to do with infrastructure improvement, not the risk of eminent collapse of the house.
Update: More work had been completed by the spring of 2019. I saw this building under renovation a couple of months ago while checking out the Lewis Place neighborhood. Unfortunately, nothing has happened in several months. It’s a shame since it… Continue Reading
Based off of classical architecture, the Lewis Place gates show the influence of Roman triumphal arches such as the Arch of Titus.
What a bunch of wonderful four-family flats! They all have the same floorplans, probably, but each one is individualized on the front facade. Sadly, most are vacant.
Delmar is a traffic sewer, whose current design only encourages speeding and further separation of the city into north and south. Pedestrians have always made great cities great.
This is an intriguing block of the Lewis Place neighborhood. It’s in relatively good shape, and by all means should command prices equal to that in the Central West End (a major leagues pitcher’s throw away from here), but yet,… Continue Reading
Large, multi-family buildings are rare other than four-families, but then there’s this larger building at Walton and Enright Avenues.
St. Louisans, until apparently the latter half of the 20th Century, always peacefully coexisted as renter and owner on the same block. Check out these apartments up above–there were certainly many high class places around the city. West Belle Place… Continue Reading
Across the street is this magnificent house, rotting away by itself. Sometimes these houses defy easy classification architecturally–they’re so inventive and eclectic. Look how this shingled pediment truncates in the back, where the service wing bends out.