Update: See the house above in September of 2019 (last photo). It was demolished sometime after the summer of 2019 but before the fall of 2020. It was the last of what originally was a whole row of houses.
Hodiamont Avenue was a street car line, and it ran right along the border of St. Louis to the Wellston Loop. It is pretty much the last north-south street before St. Louis County, and many of the east west streets terminate at Hodiamont.
Unlike the last time I photographed the Borderlands, this time I shot from inside the city, and not from Skinker/Kienlen. It’s interesting in that the old wood frame houses west of the border are actually older than the brick homes in the city to the east. It’s usually the other way around.
It is a mixture of the occupied and abandoned, industrial and residential.
This apartment building was converted into larger units as some point, as evidenced by the filled-in doors on the first floor.
It is a forgotten, desolate place. Wellston is nearby, but the fame of its street car line overflows into the city, as seen below.