Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Nagel and Robert Streets

Up next is another row of houses from the 1880s and 90s on the west side of Michigan south of Nagel down towards Robert Street.

This block was clearly developed later, with a preponderance of Romanesque Revival houses on larger parcels.

This house anchors the northwest corner with Robert with this round tower with a conical roof.

Looking at the southwest corner of the intersection, I knew there had to be an explanation for these little duplexes that look to be from the 1950s or 60s.

And there is. This large lot was the location of the Second Empire mansion owned by Antoine Lobsinger, who lived her with his wife Clementine.

Antoine Lobsinger House, 7303 Michigan Avenue, Built 1870s, Photograph c. 1940s, Missouri History Museum, N33999

The east side of the street has a row of Second Empire houses with shallow Mansard roofs and various different renovations, including Formstone.

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