There is so much good happening in Old North, but there are still houses that haven’t been saved yet.
Bob’s Quality “Crackhouse” Market finally bit the dust. I see little evidence of any historic or noteworthy portions of the building needing to be saved. It is being replaced by a Family Dollar, which is being embraced by the community… Continue Reading
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