Just south of this block, which I covered a couple of years ago, is the quiet 2900 block of Pennsylvania. Why is it so quiet? It intersects at Arsenal and Gravois, and you get about five seconds to go before… Continue Reading
I can’t find much information about the South Entrance Lodge of Tower Grove Park, but it is a wonderful building combining a mostly Romanesque Revival Style structure with elements of the Baroque Revival. It sits close to the Arsenal Entrance… Continue Reading
I don’t photograph the Shaw neighborhood very often (amazingly, the last post is from December of 2016), because most of the east-west streets are blocked off, and my methodology of documenting areas of the city start by happening across interesting… Continue Reading
The Roman Catholic parish of Notre Dame de Lourdes in Wellston, just a stone’s throw from the St. Louis border, was open from 1902 to 1992, when it closed and sold to a Pentecostal church. I am not sure, but… Continue Reading
The “Central West End” is an artificial construct! It was all one giant neighborhood, known as the West End (which still exists as a smaller neighborhood to the west), before redlining separated out the part north of Delmar and condemned… Continue Reading
I think College Hill has such a cool variety of housing styles, having developed slowly over the decades. There are not really any long rows of the same houses, but rather a mixture of buildings from wood frame flounders to… Continue Reading
I like these little guys, often with a lot of panache even for a small house. I typically think of many of these one story “railroad bungalows” (I heard that term used once) with Dutchtown. Nonethless, they’re great starter homes… Continue Reading
South of St. Louis Avenue, where the spy agency is being built, looks like a blank canvas in the snow. But I know better: there were real people who lived there, and they suffered at the hands of our politicians.
Glasgow Avenue has beautiful buildings left on it, but they are now all abandoned. I imagine that the chemical company to the east will buy these properties up and demolition them in the future.
Newby Street has grand Second Empire houses, and rare Gingerbread apartment buildings. It has solid Romanesque Revival four-families, as well. And then, we hit a row of houses that would fit right into St. Louis Hills. There is much variety… Continue Reading