Enclaves of St. Louis #2: Balson Avenue

Down Ecoff Avenue, an anonymous street just south of Manchester Avenue almost to the city limits, you then turn right onto Balson Avenue, and there you will find one of the most quiet streets in St. Louis, delineated in red below in an aerial photo from 1937.

Balson and Ecuffs Additions, 1937, St. Louis County Open Government

Originally part of a triangular addition called the Balson’s and Ecoff’s Additions, it was severed from its southern neighbors by the construction of a railroad track.

There are some unique houses, such as these duplexes that have all had their fenestration changed over the years. Little will probably change down this isolated little block of the city, hidden behind a parking lot and rows of warehouses.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mark Preston says:

    Very nice to see this street, Chris.

    1. cnaffziger says:

      Thanks! Do you have a personal connection by some chance?

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