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College Hill in the Snow #23: 2000-2100 Blocks of Linton

We met a homeowner in one of those HUD houses, as we call them, who’d lived in the neighborhood for forty years. We talked for a while and discussed the house next door, with a mysterious terracotta coat of arms… Continue Reading

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College Hill in the Snow #4, John Avenue #1

There are more beautiful houses on John Avenue, and a few are occupied, but the vast majority are abandoned, and rapidly deteriorating. Much of the hill north of Grand Boulevard before it slopes down towards East Prairie Avenue is in… Continue Reading

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College Hill in the Snow #1: Introduction

College Hill is probably a neighborhood that many of my readers have never heard of, and possibly have never visited. It takes its name from the former Saint Louis University farm that once sat on the southern slope of the… Continue Reading