Check out this row of buildings in the 5000 block of Louisiana in the very southern tip of the Dutchtown neighborhood.
The photograph is courtesy of the St. Cecelia National Register District nomination form, compiled and submitted by Lynn Josse and NiNi Harris. You may click here to view the full nomination, but be warned that it is a large PDF document with several photographs. Be patient.
This beautiful historic district has several rows like that of the above. The fanciful, stark white "bakery brick", a St. Louis original, creates striking patterns that almost literally "tie" streetscapes together. In the above example, some buildings have crowns; some have small porches; others don't.
The result is a neighborhood that is delightfully cohesive--never monotonous, but certainly harmonious. Brilliant.