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
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
I went to a panel discussion in the Laclede Gas Building, and took the opportunity to take some pictures of the Chemical Building across the street. The contrast with the Old Post Office creates one of my favorite street corners… Continue Reading
Messing around on Google Maps, I realized that the strip of land to the north of Fairgrounds Park, and Lee Avenue (extra wide for streetcars) is a fascinating area of small back streets. Too wide for one whole block, and… Continue Reading
There are so many wonderful houses that are still possible rehab opportunities. As long the side walls are stable (and sometimes when they’re not) a building can still be saved.
I love these little two story Second Empire houses, such as the ones here on N. Florissant Avenue. This wood frame one is incredibly rare. There is one over on Mallinckrodt Street, also in Hyde Park.
The neighborhood around St. Engelbert’s is mostly from the early Twentieth Century, but some older houses are scattered throughout. These businesses above probably served parishioners coming out of Mass, or school children at the nearby school. But then there are… Continue Reading
I’ve always been intrigued by these tract homes along Bates just east of Grand. I don’t think they were built in the 19th Century, when the Second Empire style was most popular. They were in fact built in 1905.