Gravois Avenue Between Taft and Beethoven Avenues

We’re almost to the end of the portion of Gravois in Bevo, as we approach the viaduct that takes the railroad over the street.

Interestingly, there are a large amount of old wood frame houses surviving, often concealed by later brick storefronts built out to the sidewalk line. I like the very strange almost saltbox-like house visible above and below.

This is the part of the neighborhood where we begin to see more abandoned buildings, as the streets are more isolated and difficult to access. They are also so much older than most of Bevo, meaning they require more maintenance and repair.

Also, with the roar of the viaduct’s high speed traffic and the railroad nearby, I suspect that it deters some people from moving to this area.

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