I first spotted the beautiful copper roof of SLU Hospital’s Firmin Desloge Tower from the windows of the Gateway Arch in the first couple of days I lived in St. Louis, back in the Christmas of 1985/early January 1986. It… Continue Reading
I’m more familiar with the famous Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, but this school shares a name with that famous school for the deaf. It is a beautiful building.
The date in city records of 1889 sounds right. This is such an amazing house, a relic of shingle style picturesque houses built in the city in the boom decades after the Civil War. It sits surrounded by parking lots,… Continue Reading
More of Dutchtown south on Compton. Just look at that house above; hardly anybody puts that much effort into making a small house that beautiful anymore today. It might be one of the most striking houses in the city.
Dutchtown south on Compton is a truly beautiful neighborhood. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Houses range from right after the Civil War, as can be seen above, to buildings built in the early Twentieth Century. These houses below sit far back from the street, alluding to their age. As neighborhoods developed over the decades,… Continue Reading
The far western corner of Benton Park West is far from its eponymous park, but it did once have a landmark nearby: Falstaff Plant No. 2, which is now mostly demolished. There is a mix of multi-family apartments, and cool… Continue Reading
Compton Avenue passes by a wide variety of houses and apartment buildings as it heads south through Dutchtown. Over the next five days, I will show pictures along this long avenue, starting first with the Tower Grove East portion south… Continue Reading
St. Albans had some problems with roads washing out recently.