I was wondering what would happen to this building on the northern edge of Old North St. Louis. Rumor is that it was actually rehabbed back in the 1980s. Guess I know what’s going to happen to it.
Down a side street, and partially hidden by trees, is one of the most intriguing examples of the two story “micromansion,” as Rob Powers christened them many years ago. But this one is special, as it has an marble or… Continue Reading
I think these little guys have so much potential. It would be perfect for an artist, who could live in one house, and have a studio in the other, and the alley house could serve as a rental property. You… Continue Reading
There are so many beautiful buildings that could be rehabbed on the southern end of the neighborhood. Hopefully help will come soon.
Sometimes it’s fun just to walk the streets of Old North and marvel at how much work has been done. I’d love to see it in twenty years.
Years after its renovation, the former 14th Street Mall is still looking good. More spaces are occupied by art galleries, and the beauty of the brick buildings still shines.
Update: See the area around the church in August of 2018. Hopefully, due to all of the complaints, by the time you read this the church will either be properly secured from children entering, or it will be demolished completely.… Continue Reading
The dense neighborhoods just north of downtown are almost completely gone, where people once lived in a density that most Americans would find surprising–though it’s still common in most of the world. There are a couple of those old rowhouses… Continue Reading
Poor Fourth Baptist is now under demolition, with the focus primarily on the older portions of the complex: the row house on Sullivan, and the old sanctuary to the north of the new one. The old sanctuary is completely gone,… Continue Reading
Hey all, after a couple of weeks of St. Louis Patina being down, my good friend from college, Keith Aumiller, was able to rescue my blog from a bad hosting situation. The great news: the vast majority, as in upper 90%… Continue Reading