Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that I created a new Special Topics tag a month or so entitled “South Jefferson.” South of Interstate 44, the original Nineteenth Century streetscape is incredibly well-preserved, so for the next couple of days, I’m… Continue Reading
Just north of Chippewa on Broadway is an interesting mix of buildings, which I’ve always been drawn to due to the different styles of architecture. I’ve looked at these blocks north to Lemp before in posts here and here. Make… Continue Reading
I’ve long thought that South Jefferson, south of where I-44 cut a gash through the city, is a fascinating relic of what a major Nineteenth Century artery in St. Louis looked like. It do not believe Jefferson was ever widened… Continue Reading
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
Sitting on a little triangle of land along South Broadway and just north of the vacant lot that was once the Home Brewery, the beautiful fire station reminds me of the fachwerk architecture of Anheuser-Busch in the early Twentieth-Century.
The houses above sit above a sinkhole, most likely, and they are now settling so badly that they have been abandoned. It is really a shame, as they were nice little houses. I just noticed this apartment building hiding behind… Continue Reading
I find the Marine Villa neighborhood to be an interesting mix of architecture, largely because of its rural setting for much of its early history around the hospital for former mariners. It has some nice half flounders, such as the… Continue Reading
This house, on Marine Avenue, is one of the oldest houses in the neighborhood, and was probably originally a duplex, judging from its appearance on Compton and Dry from 1875. It faces the river, down a steep hill, and would… Continue Reading