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
I hate the wide streets of St. Louis; they encourage speeding and reckless driving, and they cut off neighborhoods. Also, you don’t get the chance to notice these cool houses along Broadway. There is rarely traffic along here to justify… Continue Reading
Just south of Sump Coffee is this stellar row of houses, lining the east side of the street.
I’ve always found the small neighborhood of Marine Villa, tucked up against Broadway and I-55, to be an interesting area of the city. You can see the river from the high bluffs on which the neighborhood sits, a rarity in… Continue Reading
This postcard must date from the early Twentieth Century because of the Art Nouveau borders on the pictures. But they are stunning, showing the tunnels that allowed beer to move between buildings, a later addition to the brewery. Likewise, the… Continue Reading