The Beauty of Dutchtown, 63: Ohio Avenue Between Keokuk and Chippewa Streets

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

The Beauty of Dutchtown Series continues with No. 64.

Almost nothing had been built along the next block of Ohio from Keokuk to Chippewa in 1876, when Pictorial St. Louis was published. Keokuk had been cut through, and some houses had already been built.

But by the late Nineteenth Century, we see that rows of houses were starting to crop up. It’s interesting to see how they’ve  changed to individuals over the last century.


We also see the transition to early Twentieth Century house styles.

At the corner with Chippewa is a storefront with apartments above.

The east side of the street has a wider variety of styles.

This last house is interesting; it was built as an Italianate style building but then later received a vestibule added on to the right.

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