Natural Bridge Avenue Between Warne and Clay Avenues, South Side

Update: I continued west on Natural Bridge in July of 2022. Heading west on Natural Bridge Avenue, there are more surprises that can be enjoyed, including this massive duplex on the right above. There seems to be more single family houses west of Warne Avenue. Sadly, there is more abandonment, with some interesting houses that…

Natural Bridge Avenue Between Vandeventer and Warne Avenues, South Side

I know that many people, including business owners along Natural Bridge Avenue, have spoken out and criticized the “road diet” that has considerably narrowed the major thoroughfare through a multitude of North St. Louis neighborhoods. There were concerns that it would negatively affect business, and I would not ever claim to know how to run…

Natural Bridge Avenue Institutions

Just northwest of the intersection with Grand Boulevard, Natural Bridge Avenue has a series of St. Louis institutions, each of a different variety. The first one, the old Fairgrounds Hotel, once housed Cardinals and Browns players who played at Sportsman’s Park a mere four blocks away. Stan Musial even lived there for a time, but…

Natural Bridge Avenue

Update: Revised October 2018 with revised photographs, texts and links to relevant posts. On the heels of my pleasant trip down Page Blvd last weekend, I decided to check out Natural Bridge Ave, a possible route for the northern extension of Metrolink. Sadly, while there was more life along Natural Bridge, much of the historic…

Penrose, July 2022, Part Two, Penrose Avenue and Environs

Continuing on Penrose Avenue, more or less, we see more housing stock that reminds me of the Greater Ville, which of course is not very far away, just south of Natural Bridge Avenue. I’ve always been intrigued by these little one-story houses with the false roof on the front façade. But then, we see a…