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.
I’ve been coming back to this beautiful stretch of Hebert Street, which has the critical mass to be holding up, even after the arsons coming around on a decade ago. There are some interesting little houses along here, such as… Continue Reading
Oops, I still had some Dutchtown photos left from Compton Avenue! There is such a diversity of housing styles in this beautiful neighborhood. Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture June 22 and 29, 2017 from 10:00-12:00 on the… Continue Reading
Never in a million years would I have imagined that one of my favorite buildings in St. Louis, up at the corner of Bremen and Blair Avenues, would be rescued from the jaws of demolition. I had found this row… Continue Reading
It’s really north Dutchtown, but someone decided to call it Benton Park West. The housing stock is stunning.
I visited these houses back in May of 2014. They certainly haven’t changed for the better. In fact, the white house has been trashed since the last time I photographed it. I am giving a free lecture on Daniel Martensz Mytens… Continue Reading
JeffVanderLou makes me sad. There are such beautiful houses, but I have no idea how to make this economically feasible to renovate this area. The houses get more run-down, and the volunteer trees get taller. Look at how they modernized… Continue Reading
There still is plenty of St. Louis Place left, with rows of beautiful houses, dating back to the late Nineteenth Century. But it will require hard work, one house at a time; there is no magic “game changer” project that… Continue Reading