Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Nagel and Robert Streets

Up next is another row of houses from the 1880s and 90s on the west side of Michigan south of Nagel down towards Robert Street. This block was clearly developed later, with a preponderance of Romanesque Revival houses on larger parcels. This house anchors the northwest corner with Robert with this round tower with a…

Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Blow and Nagel Streets

The block of Michigan Avenue between Blow and Nagel has some of the most interesting houses in Carondelet. First up, we realize there was actually a wood frame house right on the southwest corner, with an address on Blow Street. But it was demolished and now the first building on the west side of Michigan…

Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Mott and Haven Streets

Mott and Michigan starts out with a large commercial building, with apartments upstairs. But then there are some fantastic single family houses, from a variety of eras. Sadly, one of the nicest ones that is shown below is abandoned. But then there are some nice red brick houses with what were originally shingle detailing with…

Revisiting Carondelet: Michigan Avenue Between Iron and Mott Streets

Next up south of Iron Street, which doglegs at Michigan, is the old Des Peres School, which I’ve looked at before. The rest of the block has been dramatically altered with the construction of a community health center. Crossing Holly Hills Avenue, the streetscape goes back to a more normal appearance for the area, with…