I think Hyde Park is easily one of the most architecturally rich neighborhoods in the city. The wide variety of apartment buildings would have catered to an economically diverse population. Sadly, many of them are slipping away.
We were in the area, so we stopped to look at the memorial at Jefferson and Hebert. We also saw this interesting office building, as well as this collapsed building below on the other side of Parnell. The building is… Continue Reading
Coming through the ice house on the Lemp Brewery’s property, a rail line came down Potomac, and curved northward to hook up to the Iron Mountain Railroad. While the middle of the curving path is now gone due to the… Continue Reading
The New Cathedral is an interesting mix of architectural styles: there are certainly elements of hulking German or French Romanesque Revival on the exterior, but there are also Byzantine elements that remind me of the church of Hagia Sophia in… Continue Reading
What a beautiful building, which I find interesting in that it is not bisymmetrical, with the center porch off center to the right. It is abandoned now. But it has so much potential.
I love these little brick bungalows, such as I would see in South St. Louis in the greater Dutchtown area. The one below, a wood frame Italianate bungalow, is extremely rare. Got to love street grading, where houses are built… Continue Reading
The uniformity seen in northwest Wells-Goodfellow changes over to older shotgun wood frame houses and brick bungalows I would expect to see in Dutchtown. The businesses are closed, even though they look like they could have been operational in just… Continue Reading
These houses, sitting right up against the wild underbrush on the other side of old streetcar tracks, were built in 1906. I was surprised, as the buildings nearby are much newer, by several decades. The roofs are strange as well.… Continue Reading
These houses show a Romanesque Revival mentality, even if they don’t all have rounded, Roman arch windows. And then the house below has some Beaux-Arts elements. The parapet wall has fallen over on this house, below.
Look at these beautiful apartment buildings; they are one by one falling abandoned. There are only a couple of occupied houses on this block.