The Beauty of Dutchtown, 62: Ohio Avenue Between Osage and Keokuk Streets

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

As can already be seen in 1876, the east side of Ohio Avenue was already dominated by what is now the former St. Alexius or Alexian Brothers Hospital, so we’ll only be looking at the west side of the street between Osage and Keokuk streets.

After we pass over Osage Street, which as usual is mostly multi-family buildings, we’ll look at the houses that line the block.

I’ve actually seen this elsewhere in the greater Dutchtown area, where the houses alternate between tan and red brick, which we see again here.

There is some abandonment, unfortunately.

Note the old wood frame house, tucked in between the brick buildings.

Then there’s this random suburban style house right before we get to Keokuk.

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