Early forecasts suggest we’re not in for a White Christmas in 2020. Nonetheless, these snow-covered photos from Dutchtown past got us in the holiday spirit! These old photos are of two prominent estates once located in Downtown Dutchtown near Meramec Street and Virginia Avenue.
We took a walk through the Mount Pleasant neighborhood on a frosty December morning. The City of St. Louis designates Mount Pleasant as one of its 79 distinct neighborhoods. But especially west of Interstate 55, the neighborhood maintains much of the same character as the broader Dutchtown area.
We reached out to Dutchtown resident Josh Burbridge, owner of the St. Louis-isms Instagram account. to see if he could share some of his wonderful photos of Dutchtown. Josh has an eye for great compositions and mundane details that might go unnoticed by most.
We headed out this morning to see just how bad the Snowpocalypse of January 11th and 12th was. The main streets through the neighborhood were in pretty good shape, but everything else was sketchy.
May is Preservation Month, when we celebrate places that matter to us and what makes them meaningful. Particular attention is paid to preservation of historic architecture, an ongoing endeavor throughout St. Louis and specifically in Dutchtown. Whether you’re just patching the roof of your old two-family, keeping your bungalow looking tidy, or gut-rehabbing a massive old building, your neighbors appreciate your commitment to preserving the built environment that makes Dutchtown special.