Wells-Goodfellow #8

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The wide variety of housing stock in Wells-Goodfellow continued to interest me as I went around the neighborhood.

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As I mentioned yesterday, I find the rural relics of this neighborhood of particular interest.

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Finally, below, a “tract house,” interestingly similar to a row of the same design in Tower Grove East just down the street from my home, breaks with the wood frame houses on the street.

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But then I spotted it, right next to a larger neighbor.

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This little cottage is old, I can tell. Why was it built so long ago, and why has it survived? Was it an old farmhouse, way out on the hills west of St. Louis’s central core?

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People were still building here well into the 1950s, as this apartment building below attests.

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These three houses below again look just like houses in my own neighborhood on Arsenal.

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