Update: As of December of 2019, there has been little development since the completion of the new I-70 bridge, and the area continues to deteriorate. The houses in the first two photos have been demolished.
The southern end of Old North St. Louis is shrouded in tall trees and dense underbrush, but there are still some houses left.
At least some of the buildings seem to occupied, and it’s interesting to see how people live right next door to more industrial and commercial buildings.
Update: The house above has lost its whole western wall on the left.
Unfortunately, the whole area seems cut off and isolated. Honestly, I’ve rarely seen anybody in the area, and there doesn’t even seem to be the element that seeks out dark streets and desolate blocks for criminal activity.
The area is sure to change, as is demonstrated by the new route of Tucker Boulevard, which will connect to the new Mississippi River Bridge at Cass Avenue.