For anyone who doesn’t live in the City of St. Louis, for many residents, “four-family” is a “four-letter word,” if you know what I mean. But what always strikes me about the Southwest Garden neighborhood is how there are so many well-kept and elegant four-family apartment buildings.
It proves that bad management and slumlords are the problem, not the form of the building itself. They can work and provide a viable living option in the city.
There are many different styles of apartment buildings, all similar to early Twentieth Century architectural movements.
But then there is a single family house inserted right in the middle of the apartments.