Category Archives: Fairground

Demolition and Boundaries in North St Louis

by Michael R. Allen This blog continues to chronicle the loss of north St. Louis building stock. Our goal is to illuminate the repetitive impact of careless demolition policy, and the social impact of individual demolitions. There is a special … Continue reading

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How Easy Death, How Easy Life

by Michael R. Allen This unusual cross-gabled house with striking dormers, located at 3839 Lee Avenue in the Fairground neighborhood, is about to be demolished. Once it is gone, an irreplaceable building — seriously, what else looks like this in … Continue reading

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Six Years Pass on Warne Avenue

by Michael R. Allen When I first photographed these six vacant buildings in the 4200 block of Warne in the Fairground neighborhood in March 2005, I was struck by what a statement they made as a row. Besides the four-flat … Continue reading

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Two Buildings in the Fairground Neighborhood

by Michael R. Allen This solid corner building anchors the northwest corner of the intersection of Pleasant Street and Lee Avenue in the Fairground neighborhood. The composition is a classic example of the local Romanesque Revival vernacular, with striking use … Continue reading

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Storefront Additions: West Florissant and Linton

by Michael R. Allen The striking group of vacant buildings at the northwest corner of West Florissant and Linton Avenues (3900-4 West Florissant Avenue, technically) in the Fairgrounds neighborhood has long attracted the attention of photographers, amateur architectural historians and … Continue reading

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Architectural Creativity on Prairie Avenue

by Michael R. Allen Two blocks of Prairie Avenue on each side of West Florissant Avenue are home to some of the most interesting small houses from St. Louis’ 19th century vernacular past. Above is the two-flat at 2111 East … Continue reading

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