Thursday, April 6, 2017


After doing my post on our birthday
celebration with Gina, I want to share
with you our drive on Tuesday 
around Lafayette Square
in St. Louis, Missouri:

of the homes were built from 1850 - 1900
and are French Second Empire style:

This would of been even
 lovelier without
the cars out front:

I was so impressed by all the details
on this home:

This one had a carriage house behind it:

This one below was a favorite
 paint color combination:

This home (below) was the home of the
director of the 1904 World's Fair
and was near what they call "Antique Row".

Hope you enjoyed!  I also noted another
glorious area called Hortense Place which was built
around 1900 but we were discouraged entry by
iron gates that protected entry to the streets.

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Anonymous said...

What fun! Love the architecture.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I loved seeing all those homes,what a dream to be able to afford and live in one of them.
Did you notice how all of them were red brick and only the fronts were painted different colors? I found that interesting,guess they all got together and decided to paint their fronts?

Susan said...

Those historic homes are just lovely...and I bet they have wonderful stories! My grandfather was from St. Louis and I would like to get to know this state better; thank you, XOXO

Marilyn Miller said...

They are just gorgeous! How I would love one of those for my own.

Sandi Magle said...

Oh, I know exactly where that is, block upon block of gorgeous Victorians. I love all the pics you took, sigh. Lovely, thanks for the tour, Sandi

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Beautiful homes! I love looking a lovely places like this!

Too bad that other area is gated.

Thanks for sharing these photos with us, Bernideen!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Those homes are so wonderful. I love seeing your area through your tours. Thanks so much for sharing.

Vee said...

Charming all around! Must be splendid at Christmastime, too. (These homes look just like those Christmas village Christmas cards.)

Louca por porcelana said...

Fabulous houses!Thanks for the tour!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a beAutiful area! I used to have a Victorian home, not an Italianate like these. I do so love them! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. What a special day for you all!

krishna said...

Oh!! what a lovely site.. Love those houses.. my dream is to live this kind of house.. :)

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NanaDiana said...

It is so fun to see these in person AND in photos! I just love all the architecture and charm of the whole area. Thanks for sharing all these photos- xo Diana

janice15 said...

I love the houses all very lovely. With love Janice

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

They are all just so dreamy!! I loved seeing them all. You captured their true beauty with your wonderful photography skills too!

RachelD said...

When I commented above, I'd failed to see the "World's Fair" notation on this last house. I do believe I've seen those very columns at a marvelous bed-and-breakfast we love in Columbus, IN. The owner had told us on our first visit that the columns were from the Italian Exposition at the 1904 World's fair, floated down the river on a barge when the house was first built.

It's called the Ruddick-Nugent House, if you'd like to compare---those Ionics really look the same, to me.

Small world.


Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Thank you , merci pour la visite de ce petit coin de France ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

The Charm of Home said...

What a beautiful district. It reminds me of the houses in Mary Poppins! Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

Barbara said...

I enjoyed the drive. The house with the white balconies for me!