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Wellston, Missouri
Doubling back north of MLK, one finds that other streets in the municipality of Wellston fare worse than many of those in St. Louis proper.

Without St. Louis's restrictive building codes requring brick construction, houses here are made of lighter, cheaper materials. With no curbs or sidewalks, and a proliferation of trees that almost seem to be running wild, this block of Wellston Avenue offers a glimpse at what portions of East St. Louis might have looked like decades ago.


Wellston Avenue north of MLK - January 1999.


Wellston Avenue north of MLK - January 1999.


Wellston Avenue north of MLK - May 2007.


Ogden Avenue north of MLK - May 2007.

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