Old Louisville, Part Two

Continuing our look around the Old Louisville neighborhood of Louisville, we see an evolution of styles, but again, they are in keeping with what we would expect to see in St. Louis. In this case, we now see what would be best described as Renaissance Revival. Also, there are houses that have elements of 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…

The Beauty of Dutchtown, 81: 3841-47 Gustine Avenue

North of the Leona, this building from 1930 gives off a more rustic appearance, but likewise shares its southern neighbor’s abandoned state. It also retains elements of mass produced terracotta elements arranged in original ways along the pediment. Overall, as the new decade began, the design was more austere and plain. I also would like…

The Beauty of Dutchtown, 80: The Elm Tree Apartments

A smaller version of the giant apartments at Alberta and Giles, the U-shaped building built in 1931 now christened by a 1970s-era sign as The Elm Tree Apartments rounds out a row of complexes on Keokuk Street. Including two J-shaped halves linked by a Tudor Revival arch in the middle and plenty of half-timber jerkinhead…

The Beauty of Dutchtown, 77: Keokuk Street and South Spring Avenue

Crossing South Spring Avenue, we run into this building built in 1930. It is an unconventional design in that it is J-shaped, embracing the corner in a concave curve facing the intersection. Mature, if not particularly straight trees have grown up to partially obscure the front façade of the building. We can see a photo…

The Beauty of Dutchtown, 74: 3801-07 Keokuk Street

Built in 1930 and clearly a cousin of the apartment complex at Alberta and Giles, this building with an address of 3801-7 Keokuk to the east of Amberg Park shows an interesting contrast to its relative. It is perhaps more stiff and formal, rejecting the rusticated stone and emphasizing more rectilinear brickwork. But its form…

The Beauty of Dutchtown, 71: Alberta Street and Giles Avenue

Let’s start out this tour of these magnificent apartment buildings in northwest Dutchtown with a bang. One of my favorite complexes is the giant apartments at the t-bone intersection (or is it a dog-leg in Giles Avenue?). Built in 1931, like most apartment buildings of its type in St. Louis, it is really just a…

Cabanne Castle, August of 2022

I had been concerned back in November of 2021 that the Cabanne Castle, which had been gutted back in April of 2021 for redevelopment, was no longer going to be rehabbed. But when I went back two Saturdays ago, the construction site looked active again, so that is good news. There was evidence of tuckpointing…