Odds and Ends from the Winter of 2022

Occasionally I build up some photos that don’t really go with anything else, and I present them to you here. Above is a nice house on Lemp Avenue across from the brewery that is now an AirBnB. For the longest time, it was a band practice space. Moving across the old St. Louis Commons to…

Lemp Stables, Cherokee Street

I’ve written extensively about the Lemp Brewery and its buildings that were constructed from the 1840s through the 1910s, but one structure that I’ve largely ignored are the stables and later garage for the delivery vehicles on the north side of Cherokee Street. The eastern portion was originally an open air shed that housed wagons,…

Ohio Avenue Between Potomac and Cherokee Streets, Gravois Park

Editor’s Note: Due to the malfunctioning of St. Louis Patina in mid-January 2022, the original text of this post was lost. In the future, the commentary will be rewritten, but in the meantime, the post’s photos that survived the website crash will be presented as is.

Jefferson Avenue, Between Winnebago and Utah

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that I created a new Special Topics tag a month or so entitled “South Jefferson.” South of Interstate 44, the original Nineteenth Century streetscape is incredibly well-preserved, so for the next couple of days, I’m featuring both sides of the street to complement pre-existing documentation of this thoroughfare. First up…

Calle Cherokee Mural

A really cool mural has appeared on the side of El Torito Grocery at the corner of Cherokee Street and California Avenue, which has recently received a historic marker sign for Calle Cherokee, recognizing the important cultural and economic contribution of Mexican Americans to the revitalization of the commercial corridor that splits the neighborhoods of…

Cherokee Street and Jefferson Avenue, July 2008

Above, the old clinic is back open as a health sciences building, with various tenants that cater to the neighborhood. Below, it finally dawned on me that the building that now houses Foam clearly once had a third floor that was truncated at some point. You can see the window lintels (three of them) at…

Terracotta, Cherokee Street

I’ve always enjoyed this building, with the huge windows on the second floor. I suspect the brick was not painted originally.