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.
This house once had neighbors. Then Interstate 44 came through, and annihilated this neighborhood. It’s taken decades, and a lot of hard work, to put it all back together. I’ll openly confess to using 44 all the time, but having… Continue Reading
Starting with this rounded house on the northeast corner of Texas and Russell, west to California, are some of the most beautiful houses in the city. I come back time and time again.
After a humble but elegant alley apartment building, Russell Boulevard hits its stride, with one of the most stunning streetscapes in St. Louis. Eclectic, regal and carefully crafted houses show what the City looked like after the Civil War.
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
There is so much potential along Jefferson, with so many buildings preserved to create a walkable environment. Too bad the cars are flying by at 50 mph. Rich people originally sought out major streets for their houses, such as this… Continue Reading
Armand Street has newer houses, from the turn of the Twentieth Century, and less of the Italianate and Second Empire prevalent on older streets.
Update: The church held its final service on September 3, 2017. Emmaus Lutheran has a typical Romanesque Revival building for St. Louis–the ornament is Romanesque, but the massing of the church is really much more Gothic. It is a beautiful… 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