Church Road south of Bittner Street is where we start to really see the good, bad and the ugly. It’s a fascinating mix of wood frame houses, in styles that are usually in brick in most of the city. But… Continue Reading
Moving away from the sound of traffic on Broadway, Bittner Street offers some nice, well-kept houses, with most of the buildings occupied. Unlike across Broadway, where the houses are wood frame, these are all solid brick buildings.
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring the neighborhood of Baden, in the far north of St. Louis (in fact, it takes less time to get to Clayton from downtown St. Louis), which, like Hyde Park, The… Continue Reading
Angelica Street east of 11th Street is gone, replaced by this foreboding overpass, which effectively kills the neighborhood from expanding any further. I’ve photographed these little guys before; they replaced an old country estate that finally was demolished and redeveloped.… Continue Reading
The 1400 block of Newhouse Avenue is so beautiful, but sadly most of the buildings are abandoned. And just about all of them are still standing! This is just to the north of the improving North Park Place. This could… Continue Reading
North Park Place is one block long, with a wealth of interesting houses. Unlike some lazy tellings of St. Louis history say, there were wealthy enclaves all of the rapidly growing city, not just in Lafayette Square. And the wealthy… Continue Reading
The building above was just renovated; it looks really great now, after being abandoned. This interesting, long Romanesque Revival house intrigues me as well. And these old Italianate houses, which need to be renovated, are painted in red. They have… Continue Reading
There is a wide variety of architecture, often right next to each other on diverse blocks, such as these in Fox Park.
And then, and what makes Fox Park so interesting, you walk up to a whole section of the neighborhood built in the Early Twentieth Century, just blocks from houses from the 1870s. I know the Fox Lumber Company took up… Continue Reading
Shenandoah Avenue has some amazing buildings, including these two four-family flats. They were built for the middle class, dispelling myths about these buildings being for low-income residents. Bob Reuter lived in the above building.