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Lafayette Avenue, Revisited in Between Compton and Jefferson Avenues

I find Lafayette Avenue in between Compton Avenue and Jefferson an interesting stretch of street; it was clearly once a very important stretch of roadway in St. Louis, but now it is quiet and overly wide, its traffic moved over… Continue Reading

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Skinker-DeBaliviere #26, 5900 Block of Pershing Avenue

Closer to Des Peres Avenue, which was once actually the River des Peres, the houses are smaller, and some are newer, reflecting the covering of the stream in the early Twentieth Century. Note the house above to the left; it… Continue Reading

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Skinker-DeBaliviere #18, 6000 Block of Waterman Boulevard

The 6000 block of Waterman is perhaps one of the most diverse blocks in the neighborhood architecturally, with a fascinating mix of houses and apartment buildings, including this interesting one below, which again was probably built after the River des… Continue Reading