The man got out in time, but the wood frame house was a complete loss, burning to the ground in 30 minutes. The pink dust in the last photograph was from when the chimney collapsed.
No, they didn’t ever take the owner’s plans to move the old Brown Shoe factory across Jefferson Avenue seriously. It’s being demolished now.
Leave it to St. Louis to not think of anything to use the old bus terminal, formerly Cass Bank, before it was destroyed by vandals. Planning ahead is not a strong suit of City leadership.
I like the crisscross of power lines, roof lines and pavement lines at this intersection of Military Road and South Broadway.
Whoa, things sure have blossomed around here since the last time I photographed the incredibly historic Vulcan Street in Carondelet. I fear for the future of these houses; it’s too isolated down this way.
I wrote about the historic houses from the 1870s in Tower Grove East a while back in St. Louis Magazine, and this old guy is extremely historic, predating most of the houses in the neighborhood. It looks like it was… Continue Reading
For the old “it’s just a building” crowd, I offer the following exhibits. First is the “Sherman House,” which was gutted by fire, started by burning embers from the Clemens Mansion on Helen Street. The fire could have easily spread… Continue Reading
Under no circumstance should you get close the Clemens Mansion; the walls are far too unstable. I captured these images with a zoom lens. But you don’t need to worry about getting access if you want to risk your life;… Continue Reading
As I walked west on Cass Avenue, towards the smoldering ruins of the Clemens Mansion, the sound of water trickling as it ran out of pipes and gutters reached my ears. The firefighters had to engage in some massive forestry… Continue Reading