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.
Again, another incredibly old house, one that could easily fit into St. Louis Place or Lafayette Square, sits in relatively good condition.
Another older Italianate house:
This house is strange; it is brick on the first floor, and wood up above.
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.