Those are company houses, if I’ve ever seen any, I said to my companions, as we drove down Marshall Road in between 4th and 5th streets in Valley Park.
The houses seen in my photographs are just above the giant blue rectangle, which is the St. Louis Plate Glass Co. The two Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps below show the factory, with the first one the main bulk of the plant, and the second the portion to the west.
The factory is long gone, but there are still industrial uses in between Marshall Road and the Meramec River. There is a levee that protects the town now.
I like how each of these houses, which I would imagine are probably “two up, two down,” meaning there are two rooms on the first floor, and then two bedrooms on the second floor, have been personalized over the decades.