Despite the drought, nature has once again returned to St. Louis Place to slowly swallow up houses and storefronts long sitting vacant.
Update: The Winckelmann mansions was demolished after suffering further collapse due to brick theft. The buildings below were demolished for the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in 2017. The City of St. Louis cut ties with Paul McKee’s Northside in June of 2018.
The Winckelmann mansion sits partially demolished, as efforts continue to salvage the front façade.
Other, less famous houses sit in derelict obscurity, probably not long for this world despite their architectural significance to the city.
Hopefully the rest of St. Louis Place will not go the way of the southern portion, where just about the entire fabric of the city has been annihilated.