The West End neighborhood is one of my favorite parts of the city, and I recently went back to explore some more. I discovered that while many streets are seeing revitalization, there are others just east of the border with St. Louis County that are struggling with abandonment.
The area experienced massive demolition in the mid Twentieth Century when it was targeted for urban renewal, only a generation or two after it was developed. I did see this cool house below with interesting glass block windows in its entryway and some very large dormers.
Much of that clear-cutting that occurred allowed for the construction of vast swaths of new housing, which is still in relatively good shape.
I passed by the Concrete Block Historic District and proceeded up Hamilton Avenue, passing by some beautiful, well-preserved houses such as the ones you see below.
One of my pet peeves is putting in windows that are too small for their openings.