North Market Street and Its Environs, Revisited


Update: The houses above were demolished for the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in 2017. The City of St. Louis cut ties with Paul McKee’s Northside in June of 2018.

I hadn’t driven down North Market Street in a while, and started at Jefferson and worked west towards Spring Street. The houses above, right at Jefferson, sit vacant, though the house on the right has an interesting story.


These later houses above, built at the same time, now sit empty at the same time. Their brick of apparent no value, they have survived brick thieves. Then there’s this rusty old building, on Fall Street; what was it originally? Fall Street is actually a glorified alley for Spring and Grand through here.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kiwi Carlisle says:

    I can’t remember if you have featured the Half Street building on Manchester in Dogtown, just east of Hampton, but it’s now in bad shape. It seems to be a survivor of now vanished buildings on Half Street, which is now a truncated alley.

  2. Pete says:

    According to the 1909 Sanborn map, that rusty building was (or was at least the site of) a…carriage house or garage. Nothing too exciting, unfortunately. It’s always stunning to look at the old maps and think about the housing stock and population density in north city back then, relative to what it is now, and how many people in that area worked at Carter Carburetor, walked to baseball games @ Sportsman’s Park, etc.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Yeah, I saw that, but I was wondering how much of that early Twentieth Century building is left inside of the present building.

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