West End Mansion to See Rehab (5900 West Cabanne Place)

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook0Share on Reddit0Share on LinkedIn0Print this pageEmail this to someone

A long-neglected mansion in the (North Side neighborhood of) West End may soon see a $250,000 rehab. The home located at 5900 West Cabanne Place now has a building permit application on file in that amount. That permit has not yet been issued.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of the home:

5900WCabanne

West Cabanne Place was once a private place on the western edge of the City. Its lavish homes include a style rarely represented in St. Louis, or even in the Midwest in general — Shingle style. Once seen as a premiere suburb of the more urbanized city to the east, the West End had started to decline as newer suburbs were built to the west in the post-War period. West Cabanne Place remains a delightful street within the West End, but has shown some signs of wear. Still, with a few more rehabs such as this one, it may shine fully once more.

Click here for a map of the area.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook0Share on Reddit0Share on LinkedIn0Print this pageEmail this to someone
  • Ted Kratschmer

    I’m pretty sure this was the home of the architect of Union Station and many other buildings of prominence, Theodore Link.

    • Brandon Robnett

      You are correct sir. Also the front door woodwork is inscribed with the initial of the architect (L) and the year of construction ([18]91).

    • Mike F

      I love this kind of information. Thanks for the little bit of history!

  • rgbose

    Great to see. I’ve been aware of this one for years because its backyard had been screwed up by some horrible infill.