Walkable environments are so important, and why so many American cities are struggling.
Acanthus leaves, rosettes, volutes, ogees, egg and darts, dentilated cornices: they all started back in the ancient world. This chunk of marble from the imperial Roman fora has been copied directly and indirectly thousands of times around St. Louis.
I stopped around the center of Bellefontaine Cemetery and noticed a couple of elegant family plots, including the Campbell and Ranken squares, each centered around an obelisk. But I was also intrigued by this monument with a mother and two… Continue Reading
The stone for Lot 79 is a little hard to read nowadays, but it was bought by a one Lawrason Riggs, a native of Georgetown, Washington, DC, way back when Bellefontaine Cemetery was just opening up. After marrying and outliving… Continue Reading
The Dr. David Brock Mausoleum sits in what would have been one of the most prominent locations in Bellefontaine Cemetery when it was originally founded and the front gate was along the eponymous road and fort, now North Broadway. As… Continue Reading
The original entrance off of Bellefontaine Road, now North Broadway, is a majestic, gently sloping valley that allowed horse-drawn carriages to reach the ridge line that forms the main road of Bellefontaine Cemetery. It rises up slowly, only cutting through… Continue Reading
The water in the Mississippi River was high when I took this picture, and the parking lot on the Levee was completely submerged.
Well, then, I guess they were not leaving any of the office building behind when they demolished the old Barry Wehmiller factory in Walnut Park.
Large parts of the Ville are not in good shape, I will admit that. But as the man from yesterday across the street from Sara Lou’s told me, he had been busy working on new housing being built by Northside… Continue Reading