Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Ville

The Ville is one of the stronger neighborhoods in North St. Louis, in my opinion. While other neighborhoods have suffered severe deterioration in the last forty years, the Ville still has a fair amount of intact, viable and occupied storefronts and houses.I would be curious to know what caused the fire in this house, which sits among a row of occupied buildings.This corner features several beautiful and functional businesses, on a corner of St. Louis Avenue that still has all four of its corner stores--a rarity in St. Louis, sadly.Finally, at this corner is a fantastic building with a 1950's or 60's cement block wall in front. The corner bustled with life on a sultry Saturday afternoon, with people coming and going from the well-kept and stocked corner store nearby.

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