Another one of those buildings I’ve photographed before, but then can’t find the pictures, this old factory is still sitting vacant. Apparently it had serious EPA violations before closing. The giant dust collector has not been stolen by scrappers, amazingly.
Old wooden houses survive around the city, such as this little cluster on Vandeventer Avenue, just south of St. Louis Avenue. They might appear in Compton and Dry, and they definitely were built before this block was annexed into the… Continue Reading
This Second Empire house, and its two-story half flounder neighbor, sit next to each other on a quiet street. They’re both abandoned now, but perhaps one day they will come back to life.
Fellow explorers and I have been eternally fascinated by our so-called HUD Houses, built in a good faith effort to revitalize neighborhoods. They’re coming down, demolished for the new NGA facility. I actually like the bright, hopeful color.
A church in St. Louis never just a building with a sanctuary in it. It was an entire complex, or even campus, in some instances. The church would have a parsonage, or office for the priest or pastor. And schools… Continue Reading
I could have sworn I’ve photographed this church more than the couple of images from years ago, but nonetheless I was drawn back to Zion Lutheran, right on St. Louis Place Park, after visiting the cemetery up the Rock Road. I… Continue Reading
I had never seen Zion Cemetery before, and I suspect it was founded by Zion Lutheran in the St. Louis Place neighborhood. It’s a nice cemetery, with some pretty monuments. At one point, it seems like every Evangelisch Lutheran church… Continue Reading
It looks like an alien spaceship came down and stole the old Strassberger’s Conservatory, a relic of the thriving German American community in St. Louis Place one hundred years ago.