I looked at the north side of Lafayette Avenue way back in June of 2018, remarking on how this thoroughfare was surely far more important before the devastation of the interstates. There’s been substantial reinvestment and rebuilding just in the last thirteen years I’ve lived to the south in Tower Grove East, and the light was right, so I photographed some of the wonderful houses that often back up to the right-of-way for I-44.
Then you can see the transition to new styles such as the Romanesque Revival.
This portion of Compton Hill was where many brewery executives lived, as well.
The architecture in many way reminds me of the West End.