Update: I photographed the buildings above in 2011.
The old saying, “avoid the state streets where they intersect with Indian tribe names” still influences the collective consciousness of St. Louis’s image of Gravois Park.
And certainly, the neighborhood is troubled, though in new ways than it was twenty years ago. But the architecture is still beautiful, and will be the backbone of the area’s revival.
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My dad grew up on Miami and Nebraska above grandpaís corner grocery store, Paulís Market, the corner store with the turret. I think they closed and moved about 1968. Iím delighted to see you included it. My dadís family were/are great story tellers and I love to hear how they lived. My brother was able to get a good photo about 10 years ago of the ghost sign painted on the brick before it completely faded away.
I love hearing these stories, Paula! Thanks for sharing.