Side Streets, St. Charles

The diversity of housing stock in the back streets of St. Charles’s historic inner neighborhoods is impressive, from the Second Empire house above, to the humble worker’s cottage below.

Interestingly, much like in St. Louis, these houses are sometimes what we now call duplexes, allowing for larger side yards.

Later houses, such as the one below, show how architectural styles became more complex as the city grew and prospered.

I love these two Italianate cottages over on a more main street, with their tall peaked roofs, expressing the style.

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