By no means is the entire city of East St. Louis a wasteland, and in fact many streets still retain their original houses.
They could easily be in Tower Grove South or any number of neighborhoods in St. Louis.
Rather interestingly, these two houses with their distinctive turrets are the same design, but one has brick and the other tan stone.
While many houses were originally built of wood in the city, these houses are brick or stone, and are still surviving the ravages of time.
Also, I will be presenting about the exciting future of St. Louis Patina at 7:00 PM at the Contemporary Art Museum on July 12th, in conjunction with PechaKucha St. Louis. I hope to see you there.