Sadly, the Liberty Bell Oil Company building was gutted by fire in early June. While it looks like it might be a complete loss, I don’t necessarily believe it should be torn down. Many times these buildings are still salvageable,… Continue Reading
The development in the Grove north of Manchester Avenue is coming to the south side now. Will redevelopment come at the cost of losing long term residents? I hope not. There are some very old houses in this area, as… Continue Reading
South of Manchester, the tenor of the Grove completely changes. As the Compton and Dry View shows, when the northern Grove, the Gibson Heights Addition, was vacant land, houses were already sprouting up along the railroad tracks. The house below… Continue Reading
I love the one story brick bungalows of St. Louis; they’re modest, but they have all the detailing that their two story brothers have. I like to think that each house was just as important as the next, and builders… Continue Reading
Strolling down a sunny Gibson Street one Sunday, we discovered that there is substantial renovation occurring on the street. The houses are sort of a mix between Shaw and Benton Park West. It’s a nice mix.
Taylor Avenue through the Grove has a rich variety o architectural styles, with a large number of apartment buildings and other multi-family buildings. Each house is clearly the same plan, but the details vary–increasingly so as certain architectural elements deteriorate… Continue Reading
The new porch on the Urban Chestnut beer hall on Manchester Avenue provides a great view of the streetscape that is slowing re-emerging along that long neglected section of the Grove.
Yesterday, on an on-line chat at the Post-Dispatch, Todd Waeltermann confirmed that Manchester Avenue between Kingshighway and Vandeventer is being reduced from four lanes to two. Due to the increased pedestrian activity, this is a great step towards making the… Continue Reading
I originally had the idea of driving the whole length of Chouteau Ave/Manchester Ave/Manchester Road all the way out to Gray’s Summit, but I got so annoyed at the traffic and absolute monotony of the drive, that I bailed at… Continue Reading