Delor Street West of Morgan Ford, Bevo

I’ve looked at Delor Street in Bevo southeast of its intersection with Gravois and Morgan Ford back in July of 2013, so this time I looked at the secondary artery from around Christy Boulevard east to Morgan Ford. The street is a perfect illustration of the transition in the early Twentieth Century from the rich…

Exploring Bevo

Beyond the windmill there’s a huge neighborhood out there in Bevo, and I feel like I’ve been horribly neglecting it in the 5,000+ posts I’ve made in this website. Perhaps I’ve had trouble understanding the area; it’s not a bunch of red brick houses, but a lot of Dutch Colonial style houses with their gambrel…

Pershing Place Between Euclid Avenue and Kingshighway

In between Euclid and Kingshighway, Pershing Place takes on a distinctively different character, with much more emphasis on English influences in architecture. Interestingly, the lots on the north side of the former Berlin Avenue, which Pershing Place once was before World War I, were actually platted as part of the larger Hortense Place addition. There…

Pershing Place Between North Taylor and Euclid Avenues

Laid out originally as Berlin Avenue, the private street that stretches from North Taylor Avenue to North Kingshighway is cut in two by North Euclid Avenue. We’ll look at the street in two parts. I don’t think Pershing Place was laid out as a private street, and its original name of Berlin Avenue seems to…

St. Louis Avenue Between Euclid and Marcus Avenues

I’ve looked at this section of St. Louis Avenue before, back in December of 2018, but I spotted some houses that I hadn’t noticed before. It’s also always interesting to see how houses, such as the ones below, slowly evolve over the decades, with ornamentation, such as the ones in the attic, are removed. I’ve…

Wells-Goodfellow, Post-Federal Conviction

Former alderman Jeffrey Boyd went off to federal prison a week ago today, and I thought I would go check up on the heart of his former ward, which is the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. It’s a huge neighborhood, and I discovered this church that I had never seen before at the northeast corner of Hodiamont and…

New Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Dutchtown Not Happening

You may or may have not been familiar with the local branch of the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum (yeah, it’s a mouthful), which originally opened at the former Third Christian Scientist Church on Russell Boulevard in Compton Heights, before being gutted by flames in April of 2019. It has sat in ruins ever since. The…

Euclid Avenue Between Lindell, Maryland and McPherson Avenues

I’ve always found it interesting how there is a quiet section of private streets off Euclid Avenue in the Central West End in between Maryland Avenue (which you can see here and here) in the south, and McPherson Avenue in the north (which you can see here and here). Above is the southeast corner of…

Lindell Boulevard Between Vandeventer and North Boyle Avenues

Heading west of Vandeventer, this stretch of Lindell Boulevard is perhaps the most devastated of the entire street in the Central West End. There is hardly anything left from the Nineteenth Century left on the north side. Even the AAA was once threatened with demolition for a drug store several years. Perhaps the most notable…