Not much has changed with this building since I first photographed it in 2011.
The only positive thing I can say about the demolition of the beautiful apartment buildings on Branch Street, cut off from viability in the 1950s by the interstate, is that I thought the small corner building on the end would be… Continue Reading
The intersection of 2nd and Madison Streets remains intact, for the time being, with a wealth of beautiful buildings, many of which have been built since the 1909 Sanborn Map below. The Engine Company No. 28 was already there, and… Continue Reading
Update: The site is now a vacant lot. Many of us had always held out hope for this beautiful series of buildings on Branch Avenue, just on the other side of the interstate from Old North and Hyde Park. But… Continue Reading
There is a weird mishmash of buildings around the intersection of North Broadway and Christian Avenue, the first street to the west north of the railroad viaduct. Next to small wood frame houses are cool little Modernist storefronts like the… Continue Reading
There’s a whole cluster of buildings just north of the train tracks at the southern end of Baden and North Broadway. But it is so loud, and such an undesirable place to invest, that the buildings are going vacant, their… Continue Reading
Moving away from the sound of traffic on Broadway, Bittner Street offers some nice, well-kept houses, with most of the buildings occupied. Unlike across Broadway, where the houses are wood frame, these are all solid brick buildings.
This cool little Queen Anne Style house sits just a few feet from North Broadway, and still possesses much of its original millwork, which became much less expensive in the Late Nineteenth Century. It now functions as the office of… Continue Reading
Update: The streetscape improvements are complete. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring the neighborhood of Baden, in the far north of St. Louis (in fact, it takes less time to get to Clayton from downtown St.… Continue Reading
Believe it or not, but people live in the still habitable part of this building. The North Riverfront is a strange place.