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North Side of Fairgrounds Park, Part 1

Messing around on Google Maps, I realized that the strip of land to the north of Fairgrounds Park, and Lee Avenue (extra wide for streetcars) is a fascinating area of small back streets. Too wide for one whole block, and… Continue Reading

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Visiting East St. Louis on the 100th Anniversary of the Riots

10th and Bond Street is where it all began, 100 years and two weeks ago. I went back and snapped these photos on the exact anniversary of some of the worse racial violence in US history. The oldest areas of… Continue Reading

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Wells-Goodfellow #32, Belt Avenue South of Ashland Avenue

The uniformity seen in northwest Wells-Goodfellow changes over to older shotgun wood frame houses and brick bungalows I would expect to see in Dutchtown. The businesses are closed, even though they look like they could have been operational in just… Continue Reading

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Wells-Goodfellow #18, Missing Teeth

The 5600 block of Kennerly, further west, has some beautiful, unique homes. I know there was probably another, third house in between these two. It is gone now. I also suspect that these interesting homes below had several compatriots in… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Hyde Park

What reinvestment could do for a neighborhood such as Hyde Park, full of small bungalows like the one above, perfect for a first-time home buyers. Little old wood frame houses may be in bad shape, but they represent an important… Continue Reading