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College Hill in the Snow #18: 2000 Block of DeSoto Avenue

DeSoto Avenue also has some surprises, such as this Tudor Revival latecomer to the neighborhood, which sits on a corner. The architect factored the corner lot into the composition, and the house works from different elevations. But moving west, more… Continue Reading

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4500 and 4600 Blocks of Lexington Avenue, The Greater Ville

A mixture of houses line the 4500 and 4600 blocks of Lexington, which like Ashland, is an especially long stretch just east of the Western Lutheran Cemetery. Old Italianate bungalows are still around, but most houses are from the early… Continue Reading

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North Taylor Avenue, The Greater Ville

Taylor Avenue starts way down south and makes it the way up to Interstate 70 in the Penrose neighborhood. Along its path, it goes by many famous addresses, including Lewis Place, and other private streets. But there are more of… Continue Reading

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Calle Cherokee Mural

A really cool mural has appeared on the side of El Torito Grocery at the corner of Cherokee Street and California Avenue, which has recently received a historic marker sign for Calle Cherokee, recognizing the important cultural and economic contribution… Continue Reading

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South Side of Miami Street, Gravois Park #2

This is the second of three weeks on Thursdays and Fridays, where I’ll be looking at the three east-west streets parallel to Cherokee Street in Gravois Park, the neighborhood to the south of the famous commercial artery. This is where the east-west streets… Continue Reading

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South Side of Potomac Street, Gravois Park #1

Over the next three weeks on Thursdays and Fridays, I’ll be looking at the three east-west streets parallel to Cherokee Street in Gravois Park, the neighborhood to the south of the famous commercial artery. This is where the east-west streets… Continue Reading

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Walnut Park Revisited, Again

Walnut Park is one of those neighborhoods of the city where I am hesitant to post pictures where there is the chance of giving the wrong impression. The area struggles with crime, and has a tragically high murder rate. There… Continue Reading