Back up on Church Road, we walked up towards Halls Ferry Road. The houses are a diverse mix of houses, including wood frame houses and sturdy red brick apartment buildings.
Up away from Broadway, at the west end of the 1000 block of Gimblin, there is increasingly abandonment. The houses are a mix of old and new. More wood frame houses that one would expect to see in brick also… Continue Reading
Bittner Avenue just south of Holy Cross Church is beautiful, but it’s so sad to see all of the abandonment. This house, on the corner of Bittner and Church Road, is trashed, and you can look right in.
There is a weird mishmash of buildings around the intersection of North Broadway and Christian Avenue, the first street to the west north of the railroad viaduct. Next to small wood frame houses are cool little Modernist storefronts like the… Continue Reading
Blase Avenue east of North Broadway has an interesting mix of multi-family buildings and unique houses. The two houses below basically have the same massing and footprint, but they are all unique in ornamentation.
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