Update: The building above is now home to Sister Cities, a fantastic Cajun restaurant.
Marine Villa is one of those neighborhoods that is forgotten about, often times confused with just being the southern portion of Benton Park, and doesn’t have a lot of businesses that are well known outside of the neighborhood.
But it still has some stunning architecture, particularly along Broadway, which I might add is way too wide for the traffic it handles nowadays.
There is an interesting mix of housing stock, some from the later 19th Century, and some that looks earlier and later.
The large amount of Second Empire and alley houses are what I love so much about this area.
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Boy – don't you just wonder at what is contained in some of those old attics? Items from life decades ago – some junk, some "neat stuff!"Well – I do…
My grandmother has lived on Marine for about 25 years now. In fact I lived just around the corner on Cahokia for about 15 years. The neighborhood was pretty good and always looked beautiful then. It has drastically gone down hill unfortunately.