The row of houses in between Athlone and Red Bud on West Florissant Avenue facing O’Fallon Park is perhaps one of the most perfect and serendipitous streetscapes in the City of St. Louis. It is a shame that many of the houses are now falling vacant, and that the street in front of them is…
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West Florissant Avenue Between Warne and Alice Avenues
I have a feeling that this stretch of West Florissant, where I presume a series of streetcar line once intersected, once hummed with life back fifty years ago. I have photographed the buildings below on several occasions, such as in December of 2016, and in February of 2017. Further up the street, two buildings that…
East Alice Avenue Between Algernon Street and West Florissant Avenue
Closer to the College Hill neighborhood, the O’Fallon neighborhood’s architecture is older, and dates to the Nineteenth Century. Much of it has been abandoned, and there are many vacant lots. I had been down this street before in February of 2019.
Athlone Avenue Between Rosalie Street and West Florissant Avenue
Much of the O’Fallon neighborhood is in great shape, and I challenge people who think that all of North St. Louis is a giant wasteland to visit the streets to the west of West Florissant. They are proudly owned, and maintained immaculately. Moving east of Carter Avenues, we see how this is the heart of…
Warne Avenue Between Green Lea Place and West Florissant Avenue
While walking along Warne Avenue, I took a closer look at the ornate bowling alley building on the northwest side of the street just to the southwest of West Florissant Avenue. I had photographed its facade back in September of 2017 (last photo), and it is still vacant. It is interesting to see how commercial…
College Hill in the Snow #20: Rear of 3800 Block of West Florissant Avenue
Much like in the ruins of Medieval Rome, trails have begun to form into new roads in between the ruins of a once much larger city. Perhaps in a thousand years this footpath in the snow will be a major avenue. I’m teaching a two week class on March 26 and April 2 at OASIS…
East Side of West Florissant Avenue
West Florissant Avenue is perhaps more famous for being a massive commercial and traffic artery out in North County, particularly through Ferguson and Dellwood and further beyond, but it is a bit of a curious street south of Interstate 70. It is lined with funeral homes, and then some very nice stately homes in the…
Old Furniture Store, West Florissant Avenue
I love the funky renovations to this old Second Empire store, replete with decorative concrete blocks in the window and the cedar wood paneling above the door. It sits vacant now, obviously.
Faith Perspective Church, West Florissant Avenue
Update: See the church again in December of 2019 (second photo down). You got to have perspective sometimes.
West Florissant Avenue, College Hill
Update: Demolished for a plaza by the fall of 2019. I could have sworn I remember the building on the left being occupied in the recent past.