Thursday, May 7, 2009

Just like Cinderella said...

At Reavis and Glendale Road in Webster Groves.  Webster is slowly losing its stock of 1960's mansards with the redevelopment trend of "pop the top off."  Homeowners looking to enhance the appearance and increase the size of their homes build up.  A single story becomes a two-story.  A bad mansard is removed and something pleasing added in its stead.  

Fortunately, this mansard is intact.  A house to the west on Glendale rocked a bad mansard until recently when the roof was severed and replaced with some faux cottage looking roof (the former Ruddy/Ralph Beuc house to all you statespeople).  Just like the lyrics of a fine Cinderella anthem so often echoed in WGHS's hallowed halls, "don't know what you've got until it's gone..."  I am going to stop picking on poor Webster now.  Back to the city! 

1 comment:

  1. Not necessarily my "former house." My parent's house is still the next block down. This house however, my father designed and built way back. Chris Westmeyer did live here though for a time.