A Depressing Block

I’ve long said that this website is about breaking down prejudices and showing people that there are many great things about all parts of this city, but man, sometimes there is just nothing good to say about some isolated forgotten pockets of St. Louis. Let’s take the 4100 block of 21st Street, for example. There is nothing positive to say about how seventy years of disinvestment has left this street totally devastated.

One thing’s for sure: plants and trees will do perfectly fine even if humanity manages to destroy itself through war or environmental destruction.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Becky says:

    The building was
    a Texaco gas stations built by my Great Grandfather William Burmeister and built in the late 1920s. They were called service stations and he was the first full service gas station

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Thanks for sharing, Becky! How long did your family own the service station?

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