Kirkwood Cleaners is possibly no longer in business, but I cannot tell. It is on the northwest corner of St. Louis Avenue and Vandeventer.
Well, technically it’s a month or two early since these photos are from mid-December 2017, but I wanted to see what has been happening to the places I photographed last year. Short answer: nothing positive. For example, the building above,… Continue Reading
I’m so impressed by the hard work of volunteers who’ve been cleaning away underbrush. When I first visited, the upper portion, near St. Louis Avenue in Hillsdale, had been cleared. But going down the hill, I was greeted by what… Continue Reading
Behind these elegant gates is a cemetery of much greater size than I had realized. You can read about its history here; it was originally by the Lemp Brewery, but moved out here for more land. The rolling hills are… Continue Reading
Laurel Hill Cemetery has an interesting story, which can be read here. It is one of a multitude of privately owned cemeteries along St. Charles Rock Road. With the Clayton skyline in the background, this interesting monument features the Four… Continue Reading
I’m finishing off my fifty days of Hyde Park with a row of sad, forlorn and largely abandoned houses, some of which are in the process of collapsing. But there is still hope, as these house are all still well… Continue Reading
I’ve long been fascinated by the near perfect block of 19th Street in Hyde Park. There are only a couple of demolitions and vacant lots. But unfortunately, there are far too many abandoned buildings. This house is crooked, and I… Continue Reading
I’ve visited this church many times over the year, sitting on the southwest corner of 19th and Newhouse Streets. Perhaps what is unique is how well it still fits in with its urban surroundings. So many congregations seem hellbent on… Continue Reading