The street is blocked off, but the renovations of apartments along McRee are welcomed. Large houses, like one would expect to see in Shaw to the south, are also prevalent.
From what I understand, many streets originally had numbers for names, indicating their distance from Main Street. But most were renamed. The houses along here are interesting, and there are a fair number of commercial properties converted to apartment. I… Continue Reading
I’ve been coming back to this beautiful stretch of Hebert Street, which has the critical mass to be holding up, even after the arsons coming around on a decade ago. There are some interesting little houses along here, such as… Continue Reading
Never in a million years would I have imagined that one of my favorite buildings in St. Louis, up at the corner of Bremen and Blair Avenues, would be rescued from the jaws of demolition. I had found this row… Continue Reading
Anyone know much about this building? I cannot seem to find any information on when it was built, and who the architect was. This addition on the upper floors to the north was very well done, and works well with… Continue Reading
The date in city records of 1889 sounds right. This is such an amazing house, a relic of shingle style picturesque houses built in the city in the boom decades after the Civil War. It sits surrounded by parking lots,… Continue Reading
The old “Home for the Friendless” is getting new life; I the renovation looks very nice from the outside. This is a perfect place for senior apartments, close to the interstate so relatives can visit quickly.
There still is plenty of St. Louis Place left, with rows of beautiful houses, dating back to the late Nineteenth Century. But it will require hard work, one house at a time; there is no magic “game changer” project that… Continue Reading
I took a picture of the houses below almost a decade ago. I love to see how Benton Park has changed for the better over the years. Look at how the new trees have blossomed! There are several half-flounders scattered… Continue Reading
I love the variety of housing in Benton Park, primarily built in the years surrounding and after the Civil War. The architecture has many varieties, but Second Empire dominates. This house below is still sitting vacant; I could just a… Continue Reading