I love the Modernist houses built after World War II in the southwestern corners of the City. But my, what a miserable urban environment, as traffic flies by on Hampton. The street might get plowed right away, but what is… Continue Reading
Schollmeyer Avenue bends around and connects with Loughborough Avenue, a major artery in Southwest St. Louis. The right-of-way looks huge! The houses are set way back with their front mound far back from the street. There are some great four-family… Continue Reading
Also, I’m part of a panel discussion on Thursday, November 3rd at 6:30 PM for the opening night of the St. Louis International Film Festival, featuring Bill Streeter’s new documentary, St. Louis Brews, in which I appear. Tickets are available… Continue Reading
Further down the street, the mix of various early Twentieth Century styles prevail. Houses sit on the east-west streets, and traffic is funneled down the north-south streets.
Princeton Heights is tucked in between Kingshighway and Hampton, with houses dating to the first decades of the Twentieth Century to the 1960s. It is sited on rolling hills, and feels like a million miles away from downtown, even though… Continue Reading
The Parkshire Apartments are tucked in between Gravois and Hampton, in between Gatewood Gardens Cemetery and a Schnucks. They continue the long tradition of four-family flats in St. Louis, but they’ve been updated to the 1950s. Their garages are prominent… Continue Reading
These three children all died in the 1880s, some young children, and one a baby. These were probably some of the oldest graves in the cemetery.
Update: Added City plat maps showing boundaries of both New Picker’s/Gatewood Gardens and Sts. Peter and Paul cemeteries to the end of this post in July of 2020. New Picker’s Cemetery, or Gatewood Gardens Cemetery as it’s now known, possesses… Continue Reading
The same eclectic styles of houses continue onto side streets, which are predominantly single family houses. Main streets leading away from Francis Park continue to have more multi-family units. Perhaps it’s intentional; the younger, more night-life oriented renters can come… Continue Reading