Penrose, July 2022, Part Three, Anderson Avenue and Environs

Like St. Louis Hills or North Pointe, the housing styles continue to vary from Cape Cods to even very simple versions of the Colonial Revival. The streets are quiet and there were only people mowing and tending their garden when I went by in the morning. And of course, there are large number of Gingerbread…

Blair Avenue Between Newhouse and Angelica Streets, West Side

Speaking of anomalies, and I always tell people to watch out for this, if you ever seen a cluster of newer houses in a neighborhood of much older housing stock in a part of the city that was platted out early, you need to be curious. In this instance, we are looking at the west…

Ohio Avenue Between Chippewa and Winnebago 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.

North Newstead Avenue, Penrose

I’ve long been interested in the diagonal streets and rugged terrain of the northeastern corner of the Penrose neighborhood. At the intersection of North Newstead and Carter avenues is the old Christian Hospital, which is now the Prince Hall Senior Services Center. Like many hospitals, Christian moved out to the suburbs. Heading north up Newstead,…

The Neighborhood Around St. John the Baptist, Revisited

Just as I had done back in 2013, after I had looked at St. John the Baptist, I also photographed the streets near the church. I realized there had in fact been some changes. For example, above, looking down Adkins Street (last photograph in the old post), the lot on the left shows where the…

Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park? Wow, I missed that one, I said to myself last week, so I went and checked it out. It is one street, and one alley that goes behind houses that face the fairways of Glen Echo Country Club. It is truly a fascinating example of one of the smallest subdivisions-turned-towns in North…