Starting this week, I’m beginning a series called “Towns I saw on the weather map in college but never visited.” The first town is Shelbina, sitting on US Highway 36 in Shelby County. Its location on rail lines and the now… Continue Reading
The last time I explored Lewis Place on foot was back in January 2012, when I tagged along for a Rehabbers’ Club tour of the neighborhood after the infamous tornado (originally believed to be straight-line winds). Gracious homeowners welcomed us… Continue Reading
I’ve looked at these houses before, but I came back to look again. Look at the little guy above; probably it was originally built as an alley house. But then, going north, the old Lutheran Hospital is to the east,… Continue Reading
Just south of Sump Coffee is this stellar row of houses, lining the east side of the street.
I could have sworn I had a picture of the front of this house, but I can’t seem to find it now. But what a story this house tells. While yes, many houses, when converted to boarding houses saw expansions… Continue Reading
Hey all, after a couple of weeks of St. Louis Patina being down, my good friend from college, Keith Aumiller, was able to rescue my blog from a bad hosting situation. The great news: the vast majority, as in upper 90%… Continue Reading
This house, at 3022 Wyoming, has always fascinated me. Now, after doing some research, it intrigues me even more. City records state that the Mansard roofed house, which sits all the way on the alley line, allowing for a huge… Continue Reading
We drove through the Ville neighborhood last week, and I was disappointed to see that the neglect and deterioration has continued. Once the isolated “suburban” town of Elleardsville, the Ville became the center of the middle class in the African-American… Continue Reading