Lewis Place to the West End, Winter 2022

I had some old photos I hadn’t gotten around to posting from what I think are the Lewis Place area, and I thought they are worth sharing. It’s such a beautiful neighborhood, full of some truly amazing houses. Moving further west, on streets of the West End, there are more houses and apartment buildings that…

Julian-Goodfellow Concrete Block Houses

Well, I’ll be darned! There’s another cluster of concrete block houses just a short distance away from the more heavily documented Oakherst Concrete Block House Distrct (I’ve looked at that area back in November of 2012, and September of 2019, but most extensively in October of 2017). While Oakherst seemed to be more of a…

5100 Block of Cabanne Avenue

I’ve looked at a little bit of Cabanne Avenue in between Union and Kingshighway boulevards before, but I decided to take a look at another section of the street between Clarendon and Academy avenues one Saturday morning. The housing stock is in great condition, with just a few abandoned buildings. It is more ornate than…

5300-5400 Block of Maple Avenue

I’ve actually photographed the houses above and below before, back when I looked at Maple Avenue in April of this year (last photo), but they were on the other side of a street closure, which are common throughout this part of the city. I’d looked at Maple another time, way back in December of 2015,…

Cabanne Castle and Vernon Avenue, West of Union Boulevard

As I noticed back in April of this year, the Cabanne Castle was undergoing a gutting and presumed rehab. A building permit for $2,000,000 had been pulled in February, and hopes were high. When I drove by recently, it seemed like work had stopped–not dumpsters or other signs of construction. I’m not sure what’s going…

Former Campus of the Principia

I learned recently that the Principia was once located on Page Avenue in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood, so I went and checked out the couple of remaining buildings from that era of occupation. On the northwest corner of the site, at Minerva and Montclair, there is this impressive building, which might have been a gymnasium…

Bartmer Avenue Between Union Boulevard and Belt Avenue, South Side

Bartmer Avenue, between Union Boulevard and Clara Avenue, is easily one of my favorite streets in St. Louis, but I’ve never photographed it all to do it justice (I’ve visited once in April of 2012 and then again in May of 2019). The light was good two Saturdays ago, and I snapped photos of the…