Category Archives: Storefront Addition

Fading on Delmar

by Michael R. Allen The storefront additions at 4035 (left) and 4033 (right) Delmar Boulevard in slightly better condition last year. Last month, I reported that the large apartment building at 4011 Delmar Boulevard was on the market again. Down … Continue reading

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Storefront/Commercial Addition: Ted Foster & Sons Funeral Home

by Michael R. Allen People often ask me about the history of the old, boarded-up funeral home at 1221 N. Grand near Page. This is indeed a curious old building, and it wears clearly its layers of construction history. There … Continue reading

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Stone Church

by Michael R. Allen The frame one-story commercial building at 4709 Natural Bridge Road went up in 1914, early in the heydey of the thoroughfare. Later, by 1965, a church congregation took over the building and added the projecting, crenellated … Continue reading

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Small Storefront Addition

Southeast corner of Vernon and Walton Avenues, Fountain Park.

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Two Buildings on Southwest Avenue Threatened

by Michael R. Allen In August, the owners of the historic Hill restaurant Favazza’s applied to demolish two buildings to the west of the restaurant’s building. These buildings are located at 5209 (right in the photograph above) and 5211-13 (left) … 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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Storefront Additions: The Bars of Laclede Avenue

by Michael R. Allen Where do thirsty Billikens go? Why, they are likely to head to a storefront addition on Laclede Avenue. Both of the street’s off-campus bars are located in former nineteenth century residences that were converted to commercial … Continue reading

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Benton Park Building With Storefront Addition Wins Award

by Michael R. Allen When Landmarks Association of St. Louis awarded its annual Most Enhanced Sites awards on may 15, it included the building at 1814 Sidney Street in Benton Park. Besides receiving a major overhaul and sensitive rehabilitation, the … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition With Grain Elevator

by Michael R. Allen To me, the contrast between the house with storefront addition at 4052 Forest Park Boulevard (house, c. 1890; addition, 1917) and the towering grain elevator is beautiful. Both buildings are testament to the results of flexible … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition to Flounder House

by Michael R. Allen Just west of the Pruitt-Igoe Nature Reserve at 2719 James Cool Papa Bell Avenue in JeffVanderLou is this fine storefront addition dating to 1912. Now used as a residence, the structure is attached to a two-story … Continue reading

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