Winnebago Street

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Bellefontaine and North Side 083

One of the main drags through Gravois Park, Winnebago is perhaps the black sheep of the east-west “Indian Tribe Streets” in South St. Louis.  But it is just the type of street in St. Louis that I love; no major landmarks sit along it, it has an odd name and goes through a pretty rough neighborhood.  But it reflects the overall beauty of St. Louis, with multiple eras and styles represented.  Its silent contribution to the overall beauty of the city, like a tooth in a mouth, is undeniable.  From severe decay, to loving attention, Winnebago Street has it all.

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    • Chris Naffziger

      02/11/2014, 04:12 pm

      When I say major landmark, I mean something like a church spire or big. The Iowa Buffet is indeed awesome, though.

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  1. Tom Maher - Kirkwood

    02/12/2014, 12:47 pm

    I wonder the purpose of the interesting corner building in photo #5; it does not have a “commercial look.” Could it have served some governmental function?
    It looks like there is a ghost sign on that odd patch near its door (or is it my aged vision?).

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