In man ways, my family is pretty typical for St. Louis. Born of European immigrants, they settled in North City, migrated to North County and finally wound up across the river, in various parts of St. Charles.
My parents still lament the decline of the north side, especially near the water towers where they grew up. But when they do, I usually remind them of the amazing recent progress in Old North. Those who are not familiar with North St. Louis may not realize this, but the area is actually comprised of numerous different neighborhoods, many still struggling with poverty and other urban problems, but some – like Old North – making significant strides.
Bounded by Branch, N. Florissant, Cass and Highway 70, Old North has made national news for its small-scale, organic revitalization projects, including the walkable outdoor mall at Crown Square. The community has also become a magnet for those committed to urban renewal, many of whom have rehabbed residential properties and turned them into fabulous homes.
1316 Hebert is one of those, and it just hit the market today. A gorgeous, unique rehab on a block with only four other houses, this 1893 two-story with a finished attic may not be for everyone. But for those with an adventurous spirit and a soft spot for community revitalization, it could be a real gem. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s only five minutes from downtown…
Listing courtesy of Johanna Dueren, Circa Properties, (314) 352-5200. More photos and info available here.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this classic city home, located in a National Register historic district, I’d be happy to help!