It had been a few years since I had visited the old Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Jennings, and I thought I was due a return trip. It was not a happy return. The former sanctuary’s exterior was heavily… Continue Reading
For whatever reason, there are just four Gingerbread Style houses on the east side of Florissant Road in Normandy. I do not know why they are here; above are the northernmost, and below are the three southernmost.
Right along what is just plain old Florissant Road, not north or south, east of the University of Missouri, St. Louis, is this wonderful specimen of the Shingle Style, which is not widely common around this region anymore. I do… Continue Reading
I finally got around to visiting the subdivision of Bellerive Acres, which like many North County municipalities, is one in the same. I was blown away by the beauty of the Tudor Revival architecture. While there were other architectural styles… Continue Reading
I don’t have much to report on this twelfth anniversary of St. Louis Patina, other than to thank you all for coming back every week and all of your comments and stories. I really do appreciate it. For your viewing… Continue Reading
Continuing north, here is the west side of Jefferson between Arsenal and Gravois. From here, this is Jefferson from Gravois south to Arsenal.
Continuing north, we see the west side of Jefferson between Utah and Arsenal. The house below of course was the residence of one of the owners of the Cherokee Brewery. Below on the left is the Declaration Independence Neudorf House.… Continue Reading
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that I created a new Special Topics tag a month or so entitled “South Jefferson.” South of Interstate 44, the original Nineteenth Century streetscape is incredibly well-preserved, so for the next couple of days, I’m… Continue Reading
George W. Baumhoff was the general manager of the St. Louis Transit Company. According to the Missouri History Museum, he owned an estate of several hundred acres out by Valley Park, called “Treecourt,” which I can verify is sort of… Continue Reading
The cutting through of a new section of Wild Horse Creek Road off of the old Olive Street Road, which began its life as a plank road, has opened up new pieces of land for development out in Chesterfield. The… Continue Reading