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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 47: Virginia Avenue Between Osage and Keokuk Streets

Virginia in between Osage and Keokuk, just north of Marquette Park is another quiet block due to it being one way southbound, and then Osage is one way to the west and east, so again there is little reason for… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 46: Virginia Avenue Between Meramec and Gasconade Streets

The block of Virginia north of Meramec is quiet north of the busy commercial strip due to it being one block long before hitting Marquette Park, and it is one-way southbound, so there is little reason for anyone other than… Continue Reading

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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 44: Virginia Avenue Between Taft and Osceola

This section of Virginia Avenue is one of the first I looked at, way back in February of 2011, when I was seeking out the Stork Inn, which I revisited again in May of 2014. I was saddened to see… 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

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 34: California Avenue Between Meramec and Gasconade Streets

California Avenue is one of those streets that makes it a long way, all the way to Chouteau Avenue. But down in Dutchtown, just north of Meramec, it is a quiet stretch with an interesting mix of houses. Perhaps of… Continue Reading