Built St. Louis > > The North Side > > St. Louis Place

Click here for a detailed
neighborhood map and tours of other neighborhoods



Continuing north brings one to the 1900 block of Montgomery. This block has stood completely vacant for several years, with the results visible here.

Above: October 2002. Below: January 2003. Most of the bottom houses were demolished in 2005.

I eventually chose this block for my final design project for graduate school. The Slow Death of a City Block examines the block in great detail, relates its history to the decline of the city at large, and presents an option for rebuilding.

May 2003: New housing rising just west of the block, facing onto 21st Street and St. Louis Place Park.

November 2005: A lonely surviving house on 20th Street. I spoke briefly with the occupant in 2003. It appears to have been vacated since then.

Area Street Map || Continue touring > > >

D>