Flounder Alley House, St. Louis Place

Update: Demolished for the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in 2017. The City of St. Louis cut ties with Paul McKee’s Northside in June of 2018.

The elderly woman who lived here has been on the news over the years, talking about how losing her house to eminent domain would be devastating to her life. She also spoke about the corn fields that Paul McKee let someone grow back in 2013, altering the landscape and destroying her sense of safety as the corn grew to six to seven feet tall. I remember being on a tour of Washington University students of the area, and several students laughing at the elderly woman’s concerns.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Todd says:

    Is it safe to assume this house will be destroyed for the NGA? A shame if it is.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Yes, it will be.

  2. Alexis says:

    This was one of my favorites. I’m really sad that the NGA took it.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      I agree, Alexis, and particularly because the woman lost her home at the same time.

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