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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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Fair Avenue and Green Lea Place, Fairgrounds

I drove by Harrison School years ago, and it’s deeply depressing to see how bad of shape it is in nowadays. In other words, it is totally trashed, and just about all of its windows are knocked out (protective fencing… Continue Reading

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California Avenue Between Wyoming and Arsenal Streets, Benton Park West

North of Wyoming Street, California Avenue has the normal Benton Park West style houses, influences by the German immigrants who settled here around 1900. There is the heavy influence of the Romanesque Revival. My friends nicknamed the houses below “cyclops”… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 17: Pennsylvania Avenue Between Osage and Keokuk Streets

Looking west down Osage Street, we see some early Twentieth Century four-families, as well as some earlier red brick houses. Continuing north up Pennsylvania past Osage, we see more of the beautiful red brick, and increasingly trimmed with glazed white… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 14: Michigan Avenue Between Meramec and Gasconade Streets

The first one hundred feet of the quiet one block stretch of Michigan Avenue between Meramec Street at St. Anthony of Padua, and Gasconade Street at Marquette Park near the pool house, seems normal enough for the neighborhood of Dutchtown.… Continue Reading