Sunday, June 01, 2008

Daily Dose of Blairmont 89

  • 1814 Leffingwell Street (Dodier Investors LLC, January 2007, $65,000)

May 2008

The house itself is nothing special, insofar as any of St. Louis's remarkable red brick vernacular can be regarded as "nothing special". But it's part of a lengthy intact row, a rare surviving fragment of north city's urban past. Unfortunately, much of the row is vacant. The houses are a mix of private owners and LRA properties.

There was a time when the whole city was thick with such architecture, all inhabited and thriving. With proper redevelopment, it could be so again.

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