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Northern East St. Louis, Revisited

Update: All racist comments, especially ones left under fake names, will be deleted in this post. Start your own blog if you want to promote your white supremacist views. East St. Louis was always corrupt, even when it was majority… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 15: Pennsylvania Avenue Between Meramec and Gasconade Streets

Just north of Meramec Street, Pennsylvania Avenue has a row of Arts and Crafts two-family apartment buildings, built in 1927. Some have had their second floor porches preserved, but the one below has had it ingloriously removed and patched poorly.… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 14: Michigan Avenue Between Meramec and Gasconade Streets

The first one hundred feet of the quiet one block stretch of Michigan Avenue between Meramec Street at St. Anthony of Padua, and Gasconade Street at Marquette Park near the pool house, seems normal enough for the neighborhood of Dutchtown.… Continue Reading

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Chippewa Street Between Compton and Tennessee Avenues, Dutchtown

We now jump to the south side of Chippewa Street, and we are magically in Dutchtown! The house above is somewhat famous for the huge weeds that sometimes swallow it in the summer. Now that Fall of 2019 has arrived,… Continue Reading

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Chippewa Street from Virginia to Oregon Avenues, Gravois Park

Hold on to your seats, because I need to do some explaining. In between Jefferson Avenue and Grand Boulevard, Chippewa Street bisects two neighborhoods, Gravois Park to the north, and Dutchtown to the south. As I think I’ve pointed out… Continue Reading