The Loop still has some great architecture, and the street is still busy with the construction of the trolley moving further east. Narrowing the street to encourage pedestrian traffic is a winning formula, even as it is still considered to be counter-intuitive. Thinking that more lanes will solve traffic problems is the false belief.
There are homes in the Loop as well, but they’re increasingly becoming student housing. These were just renovated. The windows on the buildings in the background look bad.
Down at the other end of the Loop, in the city, is this stunner of an apartment building. Looks like some major tuckpointing was going on on the top floor.
I will be offering the rescheduled tours of St. Louis Place this Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1:00 and 3:00 PM. The neighborhood has been in the news lately as eminent domain threatens the area with demolition for the new NGA site. But when examined closer, the neighborhood becomes a rich tapestry of people, history and architecture. Come explore St. Louis Place and see what made this such a special neighborhood for two hundred years. We will visit the mansions of St. Louis Avenue, the old Falstaff Brewery, St. Liborius and other homes and businesses that have called the area home for decades, or even centuries.
We will meet at the sitting area across the street from Crown Candy Kitchen prior to both tours, in front of the beautiful Jesse Owens mural.
Limited spots available. (30 per tour)
Tickets must be purchased ahead of time to guarantee a spot.
To purchase tickets, please Paypal $20 per ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org