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.
I’ve been watching these proud houses slowly collapse, on what should be a desirable street, right across from a beautiful park. There are some well-maintained buildings, such as this house and office building. And these massive buildings are in great… Continue Reading
The houses across the street from the Krey Packing Plant are largely abandoned now, unfortunately. Though, some buildings are still occupied, such as the one in the middle, next door to this storefront church. One wonders about the future of… Continue Reading
I return to this forlorn row of beautiful Second Empire tenements south of the old Friedens Evangelisch Lutheran Church. Nothing is happening to these houses, other than that they are deteriorating more. They are all abandoned, as far as I… Continue Reading
Anyone remember Watkins Furniture and Fuel? It looks like it was a huge store at one point, spreading across several different buildings. The stained glass is beautiful.
University Street in the St. Louis Place neighborhood is beautiful. I wish more people understood how many residents are working hard and are proud of their community. Sadly, I realized that the church on the corner is now abandoned.
There are amazing rehabs happening in Hyde Park, such as this one with what looks to be a stable behind it. These alley houses, one ravaged by fire, are increasingly rare, but more common than other neighborhoods in Hyde Park.… Continue Reading
I find the idiosyncrasies of the St. Louis street grid fascinating, and Hyde Park may have most. Take the “skinny block” in between Klein and 14th. Perhaps it was originally a market, but it soon acquired a series of tenements… Continue Reading
I love this row of houses, still perfectly intact with their mouseholes and arched stone lintels. The Second Empire House on the end is interesting, built right up to the south wall of the older rowhouses.