Chamberlain and Maple Avenues, West End

Chamberlain Avenue east of Hamilton Avenue, like many streets in the West End area, is lined with beautiful, large houses, some of which are abandoned, but many of which are not. I’ve looked at Chamberlain further east before, way back in August of 2009. We turn south at Clara and then east at Maple, which…

Houses, Cabanne and Hamilton Avenues, West End

While I’ve been focusing on apartment buildings in the greater West End around Cabanne Avenue, it’s important to remember that there are still mostly houses in this neighborhood. And they are spectacular. The house above is on Hamilton Avenue. The rest are on Cabanne Avenue, and they remind us that the mythical “brick only” building…

Two Apartment Buildings, Cabanne and Hamilton Avenues

Meanwhile, there are two well-maintained apartment buildings on Cabanne and Hamilton avenues. The first one is just to the west and adjacent to the second one yesterday. Designed in a sort of Spanish Revival style, it is in great condition and occupied. There appears to have once been a garage underneath, like many of these…

Long Abandoned and Recently Abandoned, Cabanne Avenue

There are always the telltale signs: a giant apartment building, built in the true St. Louis style where it is really just five six-family flats built right next to each other, doesn’t have a single car parked out in front of it and the back parking lot is empty (though many people in the city…

Cabanne Castle Recalled to Life

Update: Interior demolition seemed to have been completed by November of 2021; renovation was continuing in August of 2022. There’s some great news to report in the 5300-5400 block of Cabanne Avenue, which is just west of Union Boulevard. The “Cabanne Castle,” which is what local residents call the massive, but incredibly beautiful Tudor Revival…

Hodiamont and Suburban Avenues, West End

Not every street has good news happening on it in the West End. At the T-intersection of Hodiamont and Suburban avenues, there are many vacant lots and abandoned buildings. This funeral home sits at the end of the street. But the houses are beautiful and in good condition, even in abandonment.

Raymond Avenue Between Clarendon Avenue and Kingshighway, North Side

I’ve looked at Raymond Avenue before, just east of Union Boulevard, including the Lasar Residence (seventh photo down), but I decided to look at the two blocks just west of Kingshighway from Clarendon, crossing over Academy Avenue. As is common in these blocks, the houses are often huge, and rival or surpass their counterparts in…