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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 45: Virginia Avenue Between Osceola and Meramec Streets

Virginia Avenue starts to get really interesting as the grade begins to climb as we head up the hill towards Meramec Street. On the left, we see the huge mass of the long-abandoned Cleveland High School, which has suffered a… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 41: Virginia Avenue Between Delor and Itaska Streets

Passing by Delor, we see this Second Empire house on the west side of the street. Much of this section of Virginia was built in the Twentieth Century after this house, as the Whipple Fire Insurance map shows. After these… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 38: Virginia Avenue Between Fassen and Eichelberger Streets

Crossing over Fassen heading towards Eichelberger, there are more commercial buildings, including one that has suffered a collapse of its cornice. It is by no means beyond repair, and I have seen buildings in far worse shape be fixed. The… Continue Reading

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North Fifth Street, Hannibal

North Fifth Street goes up a steep hill, and is lined an array of beautiful homes built from what I would suspect are the 1850s through 1900, with the majority built around and after the Civil War. Starting at the… Continue Reading

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Around the Courthouse, Hannibal

Thankfully, there are not oceans of parking around the courthouse, but instead the original houses of the middle and upper class of Hannibal, which are a showcase of typical Victorian Period styles. Also typical of the neighborhoods around courthouses, many… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 35: California Avenue Between Gasconade and Osage Streets, Revisited

I had visited this section of California Avenue back in October of 2019, but it looked different with the foliage all grown up, so I inadvertently photographed it again. It’s interesting to see how the landscape changes over the course… Continue Reading