Category Archives: Vandeventer

The Charles H. Duncker Residence: A Falling Castle on Page Boulevard

by Michael R. Allen In St. Louis, the city’s preservation ordinance creates review of demolition permits on architectural and historic merits only in designated districts. These districts are designated by aldermen and generally follow ward boundaries, although with redistricting and … Continue reading

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Fout Place Fading Away at Cook and Whittier

by Michael R. Allen Although heavily deteriorated, and possessed by a shadowy real estate speculator, the lonely large residence at the southwest corner of Cook and Whittier avenues remains a stunning example of local Richardsonian Romanesque residential design. The house … Continue reading

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Depletion, 4205 Page Boulevard

by Michael R. Allen On February 3, the Building Division issued a demolition permit to Transformation Christian Church and Outreach Center for the house at 4205 Page Boulevard in the Vandeventer neighborhood. No doubt the church needs the land for … Continue reading

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More Depletion, West Evans Avenue

by Michael R. Allen There is a certain charm to the row of three stone-faced houses on the south side of the 4200 block of West Evans Avenue. The bracketed wooden cornices and stone sills with carved consoles add elements … Continue reading

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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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4011 Delmar Apartment Building For Sale

by Michael R. Allen At 4011 Delmar Boulevard in the Vandeventer neighborhood stands a massive abandoned apartment building. The first floor base, clad in buff terra cotta, supports a H-shaped upper section of red brick with terra cotta quoins, string … Continue reading

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Depletion, West Evans Avenue

by Michael R. Allen This summer and fall, brick thieves have destroyed four houses on the 4200 block of West Evans Avenue in the Vandeventer neighborhood. Shown above are three of the houses, the privately-owned 4219 W. Evans (left) and … Continue reading

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Romanesque Revival Flats From the Gilded Age

by Michael R. Allen Each time I travel west of on Page Boulevard, I keep an eye out for the double set of flats at 3831 Page. Although vacant for the past five years or more, the building always brings … Continue reading

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