There is so much potential along Jefferson, with so many buildings preserved to create a walkable environment. Too bad the cars are flying by at 50 mph. Rich people originally sought out major streets for their houses, such as this… Continue Reading
Armand Street has newer houses, from the turn of the Twentieth Century, and less of the Italianate and Second Empire prevalent on older streets.
Update: The church held its final service on September 3, 2017. Emmaus Lutheran has a typical Romanesque Revival building for St. Louis–the ornament is Romanesque, but the massing of the church is really much more Gothic. It is a beautiful… Continue Reading
I like these duplexes, where two houses are built along a party wall. Wrapping around onto Jefferson north of Shenandoah, the beautiful street wall, so well preserved along this stretch, continues.
Fox Park is an amazing neighborhood, full of some very old houses from the 187os up to the 1920s. Streets south of Russell Boulevard were working class, with stout Italianate and Second Empire houses. I visited this block back in… Continue Reading
I love this building’s transformation over the years. What was clearly a four-family flat at some point received a baby-blue coat of paint, and then received a front staircase in what looks like the 1970s. Glass-block windows were installed at… Continue Reading
The rebuilding of the inadequate, dangerous ramp that hugged the street grid south of the Poplar Street Bridge and gave northbound I-55 access to the eastbound lanes has begun. The piece of concrete above has changed since the last time… Continue Reading
I photographed the interior of the Wainwright Tomb all the way back in November of 2008. It still is just as beautiful today as it was back then.
There are some cool Modernist office buildings on State Street, such as the one above. This billboard stands isolated in the middle of some undergrowth and trees. Nelson Mandela Elementary School is not very old, but it was already closed.… Continue Reading