I think I may have found one of the most isolated and well-kept secret streets in St. Louis. At the far east end of Ellendale, just west of Hampton is a couple of streets with wood frame houses, dating from at least one hundred years ago.
There is one industrial building, which unfortunately is not labeled on the Sanborn map, even though it appears in the lower left. It was probably related to the railroad.
Are they the most elaborate houses in St. Louis? Certainly not, but they are all well-maintained and occupied.
I’m curious why the second house to the left has a small patch of vinyl siding in the middle of its asphalt shingles.
To the south, the giant railroad lines that snake through the southwest portion of the city cut the area off from Manchester Avenue.