I was checking up on one of my favorite houses in the city, the stately manse at the southwest corner of Cook and Whittier, and I proceeded west down Cook Avenue, where there are some more exceptional examples of early… Continue Reading
This house’s façade tells a story. Its original slate roof tiles survive, but then it lost its front porch roof at some point, and someone tried to patch the mustard color brick, and then at some point, maybe before the… Continue Reading
They’re building some houses here designed by a bunch of starchitects, but for the time being, it is a giant muddy mess with a lake down at one end. I still think the house they demolished years ago should have… Continue Reading
Last fall, I did a post entitled “North Up Blair Avenue,” which looked at a cross section of the neighborhoods that were affected by the construction of Interstate 70, but that also show signs of rebounding. Beginning above, a house… Continue Reading
I think too many people get bronze statues in America, but one woman who definitely deserves one is Frankie Muse Freeman, who fought for Civil Rights for decades in St. Louis. You can read about her work at this link.… Continue Reading
I took some pictures of the beautiful rotunda of the Old Courthouse a little while back. As is typical in classical architecture, the more stout architectural orders start at the bottom, and then work up to the more elegant and… Continue Reading
There were once over a dozen courtrooms in the Old Courthouse, and there are just two left that have been carefully restored to their original appearance. This is one of them; you can see below how the floor has been… Continue Reading
I never feel like I can get a good picture of the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. There always seems to be something blocking my ability to back up far enough, or it’s a cloudy day, or whatever. Surrounded… Continue Reading
Gateway One (the Peabody Coal Building) should have never been built. St. Louis should have never built the Gateway Mall, either, but since it did, at the bare minimum it could have at least done it correctly. Sigh.
The rehab of the old Shriners’ Hospital is complete, and it is now open as apartments. It won one of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis annual most improved awards for 2019.