St. Louis Place, December 2010

Update: The City of St. Louis cut ties with Paul McKee’s Northside in June of 2018. All of the buildings above were later destroyed by fire or brick thieves.

The east side of St. Louis Place has really been devastated since the first time I went up to the area. Streets that once had numerous houses on them–enough to provide the framework for a revitalized streetscape one day–are now completely barren. Above is Montgomery Street, now completely obliterated.

Likewise, above is the block of Wright Street that once had several beautiful houses, including the stunning apartment building that was the last to fall.

Above, a year ago I asked the question, “How long before these two beautiful walls are harvested for their brick?” The answer is clear, as the beautiful Italianate rowhouse has been hit hard, and is in danger of collapse. Seriously, no one noticed this right on busy St. Louis Avenue?

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