Notable Houses, The Ville

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This house above, an Italianate wood-frame house is surely one of the oldest buildings in the Ville. Below, this fascinating two-family building surely rose along with the Ville’s changing fortunes as the center of African-American life in St. Louis.

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Again, another incredibly old house, one that could easily fit into St. Louis Place or Lafayette Square, sits in relatively good condition.

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Another older Italianate house:

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This house is strange; it is brick on the first floor, and wood up above.

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Update: Annie Malone never lived in a house in the Ville; she lived in an apartment in the Poro College on the other side of the neighborhood.

I wonder who owned this majestic house below; was it Annie Malone, possibly?? It looks to be from around the 1920’s, and is an interesting Tudor Revival style.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Christina Hanks says:

    In 1920, Annie Malone lived with her husband Aaron at 4300 St. Ferdinand Street according to the census records

  2. A Wood says:

    really enjoying this series on the ville. as usual, important documentation going on here. future historians will praise your name Chris.

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