Category Archives: Storefront Addition

Storefront Additions: 21st Ward Edition

by Michael R. Allen In honor of Tuesday’s election of Antonio French as 21st ward alderman, here are two storefront additions found in the 21st ward. While I can’t claim that French shares my enthusiasm for these strange and often-awkward … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition: "Plumber"

by Michael R. Allen The storefront at 3747 Arsenal Street in Benton Park West is an addition to a small, two-room side-gabled brick house built in 1880. The 1903 Sanborn fire insurance map shows the storefront addition marked “plumber.” The … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition: Hudson’s Embassy

by Michael R. Allen I don’t have much to write about the architectural character of the storefront addition located at 3818 Page Boulevard. The building, with a storefront dating to 1924, could definitely have more of its historical character. That’s … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition: Porch Roof

by Michael R. Allen The storefront addition at 2620 S. Jefferson in Benton Park was perhaps inevitable. The three-story house with an unusually tall wrap-around mansard roof was built in 1900, and soon afterward was the only building in a … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition: Virginia and Meramec

by Michael R. Allen Just south of the intersection of Virginia and Meramec in downtown Dutchtown stands the storefront addition at 4212 Virginia Avenue. Records indicate the mansard-roofed house was built in 1889. The storefront has an early twentieth century … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition: A Corner in JeffVanderLou

by Michael R. Allen Here is another corner storefront addition in located at 2800 James Cool Papa Bell (at Leffingwell) JeffVanderLou. This is made for high density, with a storefront on James Cool papa Bell and two additional (although now … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition: 2839 Cherokee Street

by Michael R. Allen Within the rich architectural range of Cherokee Street’s commercial buildings is the neat storefront addition at 2839 Cherokee (north side of street between Oregon and Nebraska). The parent building, which dates to 1904, is striking with … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition: California Do-Nut Company

by Michael R. Allen Yes, the much-mourned California Do-Nut Co. at 2924 S. Jefferson in Benton Park sports a storefront addition. The 1909 Sanborn fire insurance map shows the two-story building as a black smith shop, and building permits suggest … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition: 3146 Shenandoah

by Michael R. Allen Here is another storefront addition, located at 3146 Shenandoah Avenue in Tower Grove East. The brightly-painted addition features brick pilasters at each side under a simple wooden cornice with decorative caps at each end. The addition … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition: 2546 N. Grand

by Michael R. Allen The vacant storefront addition and its parent building at 2546 N. Grand Avenue in JeffVanderLou once housed the Upper Level club. The three lunette transom windows and the basket-weave belt course below are notable features.

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