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Old Posted Dec 25, 2008, 5:54 PM
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ST LOUIS: a winter morning on the South Side

Happy Holidays, All! These pictures are from a couple days ago.


Dutchtown Craftsmans







In the Dutchtown neighborhood's business district









Two balconies in Dutchtown



Cherokee Antique Row









The beautiful Benton Park neighborhood






Illinois Street, just across from Benton Park (the park itself), a de facto private street





More Benton Park






















The Tower Grove East neighborhood--another neighborhood named for a Victorian-era park
















Bungalows in St. Louis's Southwest Garden neighborhood. The first three are pictures of "Hortus Court", a strange little development that a casual passer-by might easily overlook. The narrow, Dutch Colonial buildings in the court front a narrow sidewalk and extend back from Magnolia Street quite a bit. The second two pictures are homes in Gurney Court, a onetime private street.












South Grand Queen Anne




Tower Grove South Art Moderne Industrial



Hope you enjoyed!

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Old Posted Dec 25, 2008, 6:17 PM
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Our city is built like a brick shithouse! Beautiful! I think you've inspired me to take a walk this afternoon.
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I love my city....so sad it isn't as well known as it used to be. It has some of the best architecture and urbanity in the country.
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beautiful set, mmourning! day after tomorrow i have to leave STL for yet another year... ugh. i'll be looking at this set a LOT over the next 350 days or so. thank you!
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Nice architecture..
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thanks for the shots!
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Excellent cross-section of South Side architecture!
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A lot of those beautiful buildings I don't recall seeing. Hortus Court I've never seen for instance (even though I've walked past it across the street in the park). Did ya stop by Behrmann's on Meramec? I love Dutchtown.


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BRAVO! Thanks for taking the time to post these.

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Classic South St. Louis ! Great pics!
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Looks depressing to me, maybe because there is no sun. Perhaps once spring arrives and the trees & grass is green it looks better.
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Looks depressing to me, maybe because there is no sun. Perhaps once spring arrives and the trees & grass is green it looks better.
today and tomorrow its 50s and sunny, so its not that bad here. the midwest has a reputation for dreary winters, but st. louis gets a decent amount of sunny winter days, which rank amongst my favorite kinds of days all year. red brick and overcast can look heavy and somewhat bleak, sometimes ridiculously so, which is why i love it.
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I drive by that Queen Anne on on South Grand (2nd pic from bottom) and I think that roof has the longest slope I've ever seen. St. Louis is really lucky to have so many thousands of sturdy old brick homes like those.
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lovely streetscapes
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Great pictures!

Hortus Court is such a quirkly little "street."
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Quite the handsome city you've all got there. I like the red bricks on a grey day.
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Fantastic old homes!
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