The bridge has now been almost completely shorn of its infamous road deck, but there are still some traces of the steel trusses above the rail deck that allude to the former double function of this Mississippi River span.
What a huge company Crunden-Martin must have been back in the day, occupying all of these massive buildings. But then a fire ripped through one of the buildings, which is still gutted, as you can see. I don’t think the… Continue Reading
A street with most of its houses preserved is always only one fire away from being devastated and having much of its momentum taken away if the community does not rally. I was saddened to hear about the fire in… Continue Reading
The houses of Old North are all so beautiful and there are still so many opportunities to pick up one to rehab close to the restaurants and stores along 14th Street.
There are still so many well-preserved buildings left in the St. Louis Place neighborhood, such as this corner store, with an intricate Mansard roof with two pinnacles. There are also more traditional Second Empire houses but with come more Romanesque… Continue Reading
Eleven years now I’ve been photographing JeffVanderLou, particularly east of Grand Boulevard, and perhaps what is most striking is how little has changed, and if anything has changed, it is always for the worse. It still baffles me how long… Continue Reading
Many people, includeding me, were deeply saddened to learn of the impending closure of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Nursing Home in the St. Louis Place neighborhood. They have been unable to find an operator, but I hope they… Continue Reading
I guess I have never done a real post on the Saint Louis Art Museum, save for one post years ago right before construction began on the new wing, forever covering up the southeastern entrance. As many people might know,… Continue Reading
The small church building above appears in Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in 1909, with a vacant lot to the south at the corner of Academy and Vernon Avenues. Obviously, the congregation of the now-vanished Brank Memorial Presbyterian Church constructed the… Continue Reading