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  1. As many times as I’ve gawked at this over the years (being a plebian), I’ve never noticed a feature: Is that a sort of porch or walkway under the copper portion of the roof and the top of the bricks? It does look like there is a narrow offset.

    • Herb, according to City records, there were never any houses built on those lots. That is not surprising, as many original homeowners on private streets (or anywhere in St. Louis) would buy the lot next to them either for more yard space or as an investment. They would either sell the lots later (see the newer houses on Pershing Place, for example), or keep them forever unbuilt. It was only in the last decade that the last lot on Lindell Boulevard north of Forest Park was finally built on after being a vacant lot for over a century. I suspect the same is the case on Washington Terrace.

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