The Beauty of Dutchtown, 61: Ohio Avenue Between Meramec and Osage Streets

Detail of Plate 31, Compton and Dry’s Pictorial St. Louis, 1876, Library of Congress.

Ohio Avenue between Meramec and Osage streets is interesting in that it is primarily faced with the back of houses; to the east is Minnie Wood Park.

Update: On March 19, 2023, the house was gutted by fire, during which a dog tragically lost its life.

The first house is an interesting one in that is the first house I featured in the Beauty of Dutchtown series, and it also is one of the oldest in the neighborhood. It lost its porch sometime in the intervening years since I first photographed it, as well.

But then, we start to see the garages of the houses that face Laclede Park, which is one of the more unique public spaces in the city.

This is about the point where we show up onto Pictorial St. Louis, which you can see at the top of the page.

Once we get past the back of the houses facing the park, the new in-fill from the 1950s and 60s begin to face Ohio Avenue.

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