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Updates East of North Grand

The two beleaguered four-family flats owned by out-of-town slumlords on DeSoto Avenue in College Hill have been torn down, which considering their condition, I was not surprised. Their owners may have never even seen them in real life (yes, people… Continue Reading

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Coming Soon: Nothing! Corner of Jefferson and Hebert Edition

Update: As of late January, demolition is complete and the bricks stacked (third photo). I made a startling discovery at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Hebert Street in mid December of 2019, where I have been coming and documenting… Continue Reading

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Warne Avenue Between Green Lea Place and West Florissant Avenue

While walking along Warne Avenue, I took a closer look at the ornate bowling alley building on the northwest side of the street just to the southwest of West Florissant Avenue. I had photographed its facade back in September of… Continue Reading

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Northern East St. Louis, Revisited

Update: All racist comments, especially ones left under fake names, will be deleted in this post. Start your own blog if you want to promote your white supremacist views. East St. Louis was always corrupt, even when it was majority… Continue Reading

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Demolition, Lansdowne Towers

Update: See the first two towers completely demolished here. They’ve begun to tear down the Brenton Tower, one of four public housing apartment buildings part of the Lansdowne Towers, located in the northeastern portion of East St. Louis. I’d been… Continue Reading

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The Greater Ville, Revisited, Summer 2019

I went back to the Greater Ville in July to see how the neighborhood was faring since I had walked its streets back in the winter of this year. I knew that violence had flared up, and that the area… Continue Reading