Northside Regeneration and the Future of North St. Louis

Heading east on St. Louis Avenue just east of Garrison, I spotted a strange sight: a pair of houses that I was sure were going to be demolished (fifth and sixth photos down; like all of their neighbors, which I’ve documented over the last decade) are undergoing a massive renovation. My, how times have changed….

Old North, Revisited Winter 2022, 1213 Monroe Street

I was drawn back to this house that I had photographed extensively back in January of 2014 and August of 2018 (last two photos). It would cost a fortune to stabilize this house considering just how far gone it has become, spilling spalled bricks all over the front lawn now for several years. But yet…