“But, but, we have to have a parking lot or people won’t come downtown!” I’m sure someone said that when it came time to do something with the vacant lot that was left on the west side of the main… Continue Reading
Oelwein still bustles because of a heavy railroad presence, and its location at the intersection of two highways. Its downtown is perhaps a bit smaller than others, as there are extensive suburban-style businesses located over on Highway 150. Still, there… Continue Reading
I photographed Affton way back in 2008, almost exactly ten years ago from when this photograph was taken.
Logically, many funeral homes are located across the street from major churches or cemeteries, such as the Ziegenhein Funeral Home. I photographed it before back in 2016.
If there is perhaps one flaw to St. Louis parks, it is the borders. St. Louis builders gave us beautiful houses to frame our amazing green spaces, but then in the Twentieth Century, traffic engineers strangled access with asphalt traffic… Continue Reading
On the western end of Carondelet Park the large lake has a rustic stone bridge separating it into two parts, and fishing is allowed. The public restrooms have been closed for decades. The benches have various inscriptions from donors.… Continue Reading
I went back to Carondelet Park to look at the sinkholes that dot the landscape. Much of park has these undulating pockets and depressions, which are the remnants of karst topography. I strongly suspect that the ponds were adapted from… Continue Reading
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery lies just inside the city limits of St. Louis; there is a small neighborhood in between it and the River des Peres. It is not to be confused with the now-decommissioned Old St. Marcus Cemetery,… Continue Reading
I went back by Father Dickson Cemetery, a historic African American cemetery off of Sappington Road, which I visited back in 2015 for a story for St. Louis Magazine. It still looks great, and is a model for maintaining a… Continue Reading
As of late October, I can report that Mount Crestwood has been completely removed, and has now been seeded with grass. I will report on the grass’s growth in the spring.