2330 South Twelve Street, Soulard

Bellefontaine, Soulard and A-B Brewery 115

Update: This building was completely renovated into expensive condominiums. See the building on a sunnier day in this post (ninth photograph).

This hulking apartment building from 1889 must be one of the last holdouts of the “old” Soulard, never renovated, still advertising “rooms for rent” and holding out among the rehabbing that has occurred in the neighborhood for several decades now.

Bellefontaine, Soulard and A-B Brewery 116

What is the story behind this building? From the back view, it looks to have been originally built as apartments, and not some sort of institutional building. Labeled “tenements” on the 1909 Sanborn maps, there is also a light well in the middle of the building.

Bellefontaine, Soulard and A-B Brewery 121

One Comment Add yours

  1. samizdat says:

    I love the maintenance schedule on this one: when it starts to look a little shabby, just slap more semi-gloss red paint on it.

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