Continuing east on Ann, there are more interesting houses, including this strange “cap” on the crenelated wall below.
The 2600 block of Ann Avenue may be one of the most fascinating blocks in the city. It has little guys like this house above, sitting high up because it was certainly built before street grading. But there are all… Continue Reading
I like these duplexes, where two houses are built along a party wall. Wrapping around onto Jefferson north of Shenandoah, the beautiful street wall, so well preserved along this stretch, continues.
Fox Park is an amazing neighborhood, full of some very old houses from the 187os up to the 1920s. Streets south of Russell Boulevard were working class, with stout Italianate and Second Empire houses. I visited this block back in… Continue Reading
The Union Trust Building is one of my favorite Louis Sullivan buildings, and I was able to find the parking garage across the street to be open and accessible for me to get some shots with my iPhone. I’ll be… Continue Reading
Interior demolition of the Union Trust Building are beginning, and I’m excited to see the final result. It’s been empty for too long, and perhaps the Chemical Building next door will be next.
I love these little two story Second Empire houses, such as the ones here on N. Florissant Avenue. This wood frame one is incredibly rare. There is one over on Mallinckrodt Street, also in Hyde Park.
The Oakherst Place Concrete Block National Historic District is showing signs of renewal, even if some houses are still vacant. These stout homes up by the county lines are fascinating, and worth saving. I looked at some of them several… Continue Reading
I love this row of houses, still perfectly intact with their mouseholes and arched stone lintels. The Second Empire House on the end is interesting, built right up to the south wall of the older rowhouses.
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.