This stately complex, featuring a very large chapel for a former Benedictine convent has had several other roles over the years, including serving as St. Mark’s Parish until recently, which has now moved to a building on the campus on… Continue Reading
Marine Villa is an interesting neighborhood; there were houses out here very early because of the old Marine Hospital, but then much of the area was built up later. As such, it is still a mix of architectural styles. I… Continue Reading
Arsenal Avenue through Tower Grove East is different than much of the rest of the neighborhood. While it feature many houses built in the early Twentieth Century, it was also long an artery from Gravois out to places such as… Continue Reading
Tower Grove East west of Compton Avenue was basically suburbia when it was built in the early Twentieth Century, so with some exceptions, most of the houses were built within a decade or two of each other. While the architecture… Continue Reading
Ferry Street heads southeast at a diagonal down towards the river, but has been cut off by Interstate 70. The remaining houses are a cross section of Hyde Park. There are some extremely old houses, such as the wood frame… Continue Reading
I thought it was time to swing back by the old St. Vincent’s Hospital just north of St. Charles Rock Road, when the light was getting long and the eastern façade was beginning to be shrouded in shadows. The building… Continue Reading
Spotted on St. Charles Rock Road in Pagedale, just east of Laurel Hill Cemetery.
I’m not sure if much has changed since the last time I photographed St. Augustine’s, but it is still in a state of deterioration that does not bode well for its future.
For my weekly column at St. Louis Magazine, I wrote about the rich architectural history of the former Most Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in the College Hill neighborhood of North St. Louis. Here are some additional details… Continue Reading
I like the different perspective that the winter brings to Bellefontaine Cemetery with the leaves off the trees, as the lay of the land is more obvious with its undulations and dips and bobs. The light is harsh and stark,… Continue Reading