College Hill in the Snow #8: Gano Avenue #2, The Rare Half Flounder

Update: I looked at this house again in February of 2021. Update: I revisited the house in the winter of 2023.

I know it might seem strange to get excited about this sad, abandoned house, but it is really a rare, exceptionally unique example of a wood frame half flounder with Italianate detailing.

As I’ve mentioned before, this house most likely dated to when this was out in the exurbs, when St. Louis’s stringent brick-only building code would not have affected the construction in wood.

I’ve photographed this house several times before in these posts from November of 2016 (third photo) April of 2018 (fifth photo) and December of 2018 (last photo).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.