Thursday, August 25, 2011
Another Look at Gravois Park #2
There's something elegant about the simplicity of Gravois Park architecture; clean lines and some ornament create beautiful houses in this neighborhood.Trees obscure the facades of many buildings, but I don't necessarily see that as a bad thing. The green contrasts perfectly against the red brick.I'm fascinated by faded signs on the side of brick walls; it's fun to see if you can figure out what it once said.I remarked one time that it's interesting that the architecture in general doesn't reflect German or Irish tastes in architecture, but instead conforms more to the prevailing style of America at the time. Perhaps the process of assimilation had already begun, just years after these immigrants built Dutchtown.
A Blog detailing the beauty of St. Louis architecture and the buildup of residue-or character-that accumulates over the course of time.