I finally made it to the amazing remnants of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, which hosted the 1964-5 exposition. The buildings are the subject of a request for proposals, as they are still sitting unused, as… Continue Reading
On a recent visit to Bologna, Italy, I was intrigued by the social contract, perhaps backed by law, where all building owners on major streets over the course of centuries have constructed their dwellings so as to cover the public… Continue Reading
Demolition continues at the old Magic Chef factory, and huge piles of pulverized concrete dominate the southern portion of the property. For the time being, however, the building along Daggett is still standing.
I see so much abandonment and lack of investment in the city, it’s so nice to see an owner who has done such a nice job restoring and maintaining this four-family apartment building in Hyde Park.
The Polish Falcons, in a former mansion that lost its third floor in a fire, is for sale.
I think College Hill has such a cool variety of housing styles, having developed slowly over the decades. There are not really any long rows of the same houses, but rather a mixture of buildings from wood frame flounders to… Continue Reading
I checked up on those historic houses on Samuel Shepard Drive, the rare survivors of the upper middle class residential district built right after the Civil War. They are owned by the State of Missouri. The house below is stable,… Continue Reading
This cool old church was once a Lutheran church, as far as I could figure out, but I was not able come up with its original name. It’s typical of early Twentieth Century Gothic Revival–showing more influence of the English… Continue Reading
The grass was just starting to green up, and the daffodils were blooming, but the leaves were not quite on the trees, so the cemetery was looking really interesting in the bright blue sky of Saturday.
Sappington Cemetery, located on Watson Road, is rich in history, and well worth checking out. It contains the graves of numerous figures from the settling of southwest St. Louis County. Also, senior citizens interested in attending a two-week lecture series… Continue Reading