Wednesday, May 6, 2009

They Don't Build Them Like They Used To #2

I came across this bizarre sight while on my survey of Hyde Park last weekend: a row of unfinished buildings lining a street cleared of all historic structures. All the houses are unfinished, unsecured, falling apart, and cheaply built, but the one on the end is the most shocking. I constantly rant and rave about the fact that the housing of today will never make it as long as the buildings of 19th Century St. Louis, but rarely have I seen such a naked example than here. Admittedly, no siding on the house equals major water leakage problems, but still this should not just be left like this.


  1. These are the abandoned houses of Bosley Estates. Read more here.

  2. Apparently they don't even build them anymore . . .

  3. Interesting, it smelled like a Bosley fiasco.

  4. You need not say more...what a shame. Is this development? Chris, I have to agree with you. FIASCO. This is a HOT GHETTO MESS. I acutally drove past there last week because I couldn't believe it. Bosley always has a lot of irons in the fire and rarely finishes anything. SAD and a waste of money.

    And people want to fight against McKee, are some folks that ignorant and brainwashed?

    North St. Louis needs real development! Black folk and white folk and red folk all need to come together to prevent mess like this!


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