Evans Avenue and Environs, Revisited

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Blight and abandonment have done more than a tornado could ever do on Evans Avenue west of Taylor. Nineteenth Century houses, mixed with a predominance of Early Twentieth Century upper middle class homes, now all collapse and stagnate together. One just notes the huge amount of garbage blowing around, or stuck in the weeds.

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I had walked this street back in January 2012, and I didn’t feel like so many houses were abandoned. Maybe I was wrong.

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I had even focused on this house back then, as well.

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But then there will be a row of houses such as this below, and one gets optimistic, until you realize that many are abandoned, but still in good shape.

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This house is one of many, perhaps hundreds that more or less like the same. They’re elegant, and would fetch a commanding price in South St. Louis. Alas, that is not where they are.

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