Worker’s Cottage

Copyright St. Louis Patina -8231

Update: Almost destroyed by sloppy rehabbers while adding an addition to the north of the house in the summer of 2019. The north wall collapsed and the front, west wall had to be partially deconstructed.

The house behind this little house went up in flames only a couple of days after this photograph was taken. I remember thinking what a neat house it was. Hopefully the arsonist who has been terrorizing this neighborhood for years will be caught soon.

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  1. W. White says:

    Damn, that was a neat building. Even though it is small, look at the nearly perfect proportions (the gable window is slightly too large, otherwise I would say it had completely perfect proportions). That is what people do not understand about new architecture, whether modern or faux-historic/traditionalist, it is not as good as historic architecture both from building quality and aesthetic perspectives. New buildings are larger, so various parts of them are bulked up (roof lines especially), while other parts remain the same or are smaller (windows and entrances). This makes them unbalanced and hideous.

    Did this cottage completely burn? Due to the size, if the masonry walls are in sound condition, it would be an easy and “inexpensive” (relatively) rebuild.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Sorry, I wasn’t clear. It was the two story building behind the cottage that was damaged by fire.

      1. W. White says:

        I probably just did not read it correctly.

        No matter which building burned, it is a damn shame.

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