All photos courtesy of Rob Powers, Built St. Louis.
I know many readers were particularly interested in my post last week on a row of houses that are now, unfortunately mostly demolished. A reader realized Rob Powers had featured the houses from when he photographed them in 2006, and he kindly shared his detail shots of the row. At least two row houses were already demolished by then. These pictures are really amazing; they capture the beauty of the houses but also the intense feeling of sadness that hangs over them. Of note is the double window dormer (for lack of a better word) in the picture below. What a terrible loss; they were truly unique and now they’re gone. One of the reasons I do this site is the hope that builders and architects see these buildings and are inspired to build new buildings better. This row is clearly worthy of note by anyone of good taste.