Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Red Baron

Mansion On Missouri Avenue 1

It's snowing again. We're tired of it. Sure, people from Maine and Minnesota will think we're weenies but this has been the worst winter we've had in a long time. Same for most of the eastern two-thirds of the country.

So, to pass the time, some architecture shots. These large, old homes are on Lafayette Square, an historic district near the city center. Many of the beautifully restored homes are French in design, as discussed in the link. These however, are in what's called German Baronial style. Germany was the most important source of immigrants here in the 19th Century. Some of them hit it big (think Adolphus Busch). They built homes designed to impress, usually of red brick, based on patterns familiar to them. Sort an equivalent of today's McMansions way out in nether Chesterfield.                                    

Mansion On Missouri Avenue 2


cieldequimper said...

I guess they are sort of German. Are they still inhabited as a whole or have they been transformed into flats?

We've had the warmest January since 1900. Yuck.

Luis Gomez said...

Hi Bob, I know exactly what you mean and it is not even snowing here. It will later. That is a beautiful house. You could put it in my neighborhood and it wouldn't look out of place.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Its hot again and we're tired of it :) Rather impressive homes here Bob, interested to see your answer to Ciel's question.

Jack said...

Two beauties, especially the first one! I could find a good place for them in either Hartford or Columbus, the places where I worked.

William Kendall said...

They're both appealing places... particularly the second home.