Sad State of Buildings in North St. Louis

Update: The house is still standing in a ruined state as of December of 2019.

I decided to check up on some of the victims of brick theft in several north side neighborhoods. Houses that I photographed earlier this year or even last year cling to their existence, as battered as they are.

Old North St. Louis is holding up, but I am saddened to see houses that I first saw five years ago continuing to sit empty. This stately house below would go for several hundred thousand dollars in some south side neighborhoods.

I really like this alley house, a remnant of the time when this neighborhoods was so densely settled that houses sprouted up on secondary streets.

Update: The church was demolished in February of 2016.

Sadly, nothing is happening with the burned out hulk of Fourth Baptist Church, which could be a center of life and activity in the neighborhood if properly restored.

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  1. Dave B. says:

    As someone who was at one time family of the late pastor of Fourth Baptist Church, seeing pictures of what has happened to it breaks my heart. But thank you none the less, sir.

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