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Lafayette Avenue, Revisited in Between Compton and Jefferson Avenues

I find Lafayette Avenue in between Compton Avenue and Jefferson an interesting stretch of street; it was clearly once a very important stretch of roadway in St. Louis, but now it is quiet and overly wide, its traffic moved over… Continue Reading

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Skinker-DeBaliviere #19, 6100 Block of Waterman Boulevard

My old joke is that St. Louis architects and builders liked to design apartment buildings that looked like houses, so people could go in and out with revealing that they were renters. The houses above and below were built as… Continue Reading

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Skinker-DeBaliviere #16, 6000 Block of McPherson Avenue

While houses on the busy intersections with Skinker are designed with two public facades, even back in the neighborhood at the corners with Rosedale, architects carefully composed the homes to look rational and grounded from both streets. Just say no… Continue Reading

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Skinker-DeBaliviere #11, 6100 Block of Kingsbury Place #2

Continuing down Kingsbury Place, there are more beautiful houses, many of them with massive classically-inspired pediments with balconies peaking out between the Corinthian columns. They have all been beautifully restored, and the different colored brick facades all function together in… Continue Reading