Former Site of Union Park, Soulard

Along Russell Boulevard in Soulard is an interesting row of buildings, some quite old such as this one above and below which now houses artists’ studios (as well as an amazing terracotta frieze which is sadly obscured by a gnarled tree). I was alerted by a friend who once lived here. If anyone has a…

Bevo Bottling Plant, Morning Light

The Anheuser-Busch Brewery never ceases to be interesting to me, and on an early Saturday morning, I captured the Bevo Bottling Plant with the sun shining on it. The old shipping office can be seen off to the right, which I’ve also photographed before. I looked at the bottling plant way back in February of…

Sidney Street Between Thirteenth and Eighteenth Streets

This is a short block, and more of a creation of later powers than its original creators. Hemmed in by the interstate and Eighteenth Street on the west and the new Thirteenth Street on the east at least on the north side, it is only three to four houses long on both the north and…

Maximilian Feuerbacher House

I’ve never actually looked closely at the Maximilian Feuerbacher House before, but it’s come back to my attention because it’s been bought by new owners who are restoring it to its former beauty after decades of prior ownership. It’s one of the oldest houses built by a brewery owner, dating back to the early 1870s,…

Sidney Street Between Eleventh and Twelfth Streets

Heading west looking at the south side of Sidney from Eleventh Street, there is a half flounder first, sitting high up above the modern street grade. Then there are a whole row of more elaborate Second Empire houses, showing how the style was beginning to evolve away from wood planing mill-produced ornament towards terracotta and…

Eleventh Street Between Barton and Victor Streets

Heading south on Eleventh Street past Barton toward Victor, we first look at the east side of the street, and there is a mix of different variations on the Second Empire style. Then there’s a surprise! A one story house? How did this sneak in to such a dense neighborhood such as Soulard? I’m actually…

Eleventh Street Between Lami and Barton Streets

Heading south down Eleventh Street from Lami, looking at the east side of the street, the houses are built close together, with a myriad of architectural styles. There are many of what I call transitional styles, where the Greek Revival is morphing into the Italianate, with the gabled roof and dormer of the past but…

Eleventh Street Between Lami and Shenandoah Streets

A quiet section of Eleventh Street between Lami and Shenandoah is loaded with history. Starting at Lami and heading north looking at the east side of the street, we first see a Greek Revival country house with a central hall plan. Heading north, there are more of the usual houses you would expect in Soulard,…

Franz Arzt House, Spring 2021

I went back by the Dr. Franz Arzt House to see how it was looking, and with the trees blossoming in the springtime, it was looking really good.