5331 Enright Avenue, the Blossom House


Yet again, the unrealistic, hopelessly idealistic “building huggers” have triumphed. Billed as a total loss, and beyond repair, the Blossom House now looks to be doing pretty darn good, doesn’t it? Restored, and saved from the hands of the foolish and shortsighted in St. Louis, the house will continue to grace the Visitation Park neighborhood (the eastern portion of what I call the West End).


See the next block down here.

Update: It turns out this house underwent an extensive renovation that simplified its design sometimes after 1934, when Alexander Piaget photographed its original appearance for the Historic American Buildings Survey, now catalogued in the Library of Congress.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tony says:

    Minor correction – The link “Blossom House” lists the address as both 5531 and 5331. Searching for the lot on google maps shows the correct address may be 5331.

    The house looks great!

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      You are correct, Tony. I made the change.

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