These Second Empire beauties continue to sit vacant, owned by slumlords “who are doing their best to fix them up–lay off.” Right. Now, the one on the end was struck by arson, and only saved by the bravery of firefighters.… Continue Reading
These two houses will be demolished soon; they would go for hundreds of thousands in Soulard. But they were doomed by being built north of Delmar. This house will survive, and sits along St. Louis Place Park. I like the… Continue Reading
Just look at how beautiful these backyards are (and could be), shaded by this large tree. This is living close to your neighbors, requiring to actually get to know them.
I’m constantly drawn back to this row of houses, owned by the State of Missouri. Elegant, neighborly, and still full of potential since the State has stabilized them, they need to be sold to the right developer. This is a… Continue Reading
I could have sworn I remember the building on the left being occupied in the recent past.
It’s hard to tell what the bozos are doing up in the area marked for eminent domain. Here are s I think both of these houses will be demolished soon. North of St. Louis Avenue, there are still some very… Continue Reading
One of the august churches that gave this portion of Midtown the nickname “Piety Hill,” Jamison Memorial Church is the second congregation to occupy this church. Originally, this was the Episcopal Church of the Holly Communion, which originally built a… Continue Reading
The west side of Grand, along Vandeventer’s side streets, are a wealth of beautiful houses. But they’re abandoned, trashed, and left open to the elements. Rain gutters are stolen, and the walls begin to spall off, and pretty soon, they… Continue Reading
The first year this website existed, I visited the Scott Joplin House, a museum dedicated to one of the most important music innovators in American history. Not much has changed around there in nine years. Likewise, theses stunning houses, just… Continue Reading