East Prairie Street Hillside Grading

Update: See the site a month later blanketed in snow.

A small burst of snow came up the last weekend of January when I came to document the dramatic demolition of a whole block of the College Hill neighborhood, on the north side of what I call the “Valley” bisected to the north and south by the secondary artery East Prairie Avenue, which goes under I-70 to connect with North Broadway.

Cowan Street, its remnants above, looks like it will cease to exist as a part of the City of St. Louis street grid. I documented its sad demise back in 2011.

Interestingly, looking at old Google Satellite views, there doesn’t seem to be any building demolitions except along Cowan Street, but just clearing of trees and underbrush. I suspect there is a housing development planned. Stay tuned.

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