Facing the Church, Ste Genevieve

Surrounding the block that holds St. Genevieve Roman Catholic Church, there is a solid wall of buildings. On the east is 3rd Street, with storefronts dating from the mid-Nineteenth Century.

I suspect that many of these houses originally had regular windows and doors, and the large display windows were added later with the addition of the load-bearing cast-iron beams.

Turning right and heading west onto Market Street, more Greek Revival buildings continue.

But we also see the appearance of the Italianate style.

A reminder of the large numbers of quarries along the Mississippi River is this union hall at the end of the row.

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