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This neighborhood is on the edge of “the Hill”, the Italian area, in south St. Louis. It never saw the complete decline the other areas experienced. These homes were built 70 to 100 years ago and they are still as attractive today as when put up. Some were neglected but as a whole the neighborhood never gave way to inattentive owners. Today the values of these properties are strong, but high market value is a double edged sword; first time buyers have a difficult time breaking into the market. These homes have withstood the test of time but I think the McMansions going up in the new expensive neighborhoods won’t, they seem more a form of instant gratification than sound lasting investment.

All these disparities and conundrums are America, they are what make us what we are I guess, not the problems but the search for innovative solutions, the new trails blazed.

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Additional Photos by Greg Davis (Greg1949) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1443 W: 102 N: 2512] (9011)
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