My old joke is that St. Louis architects and builders liked to design apartment buildings that looked like houses, so people could go in and out with revealing that they were renters. The houses above and below were built as… Continue Reading
McPherson Avenue continues the same theme of the rest of the neighborhood, with stout front porches and a mix of Beaux-Arts temple houses and Tudor Revival country homes. The beauty of this neighborhood is that each house has the same… Continue Reading
Just like 500 N. Skinker, this house works with its corner lot at McPherson and Skinker, with two prominent Tudor Revival facades. It has received a glass block renovation to its Skinker porch, no doubt to drown out the traffic.… Continue Reading
Kingsbury Place, the western one, is just right off of busy N. Skinker Boulevard. The housing stock is spectacular, and rivals anything in the Central West End. There are several of these massive, “super” Dutch Colonial looking houses, with a… Continue Reading
The 6000 block of Kingsbury Avenue is mostly houses, but there are a few small apartment buildings mixed in, as well. The architecture continues to be an eclectic group of revival styles, and combinations of European styles from the ancient… Continue Reading
The stately Beaux-Arts houses with Corinthian and Ionic columns continue on Westminster, with their unique roof lines, almost a modified Mansard. There are also houses that are a mix of Tudor Revival with some Arts and Crafts influences; these houses,… Continue Reading
I know Washington University gets a lot of grief for its decision to focus on building Gothic/Tudor/”Academic” Revival buildings on its campus for the last twenty years, but I like it. I think it’s important for a university to have… Continue Reading
Yes, it’s sort of weird, but a couple hundred feet of Parkview is in St. Louis, in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood, and the vast majority is in University City. The community has its own website. But one thing is for sure;… Continue Reading
I know, I know; we “can’t save everything.” But the fact remains, the little building at 10th and Locust was the last of the commercial buildings in St. Louis from the 1870s–or even earlier. Now everything is gone.
The old Central High School building is beginning to show real signs of structural problems, as the front is beginning to spall off. It will be a true loss when this school is destroyed.