Forgive me for constantly returning to the narrow lanes of McKinley Heights just to the northeast of the intersection of Jefferson and Gravois, but the area dates back to before the Civil War, and I found out some new information about it for my recent article for St. Louis Magazine.
The houses date easily to the 1860s, if not earlier, and they sit on large lots, making them perfect opportunities for gardeners.
This alley house is extremely rare and needs someone to rehab it. It’s in great shape structurally and could make a great house.
Then there’s that little half-flounder that sits at the apex of the block, still in good shape.
One of the shortest streets in St. Louis reminds us that we’re so close but yet so far from one of the busiest avenues in St. Louis.