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
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
I have been following these houses now for several years, and while there has been renewed interest in preserving them, I noticed that fences have gone up around two of these incredibly rare survivors of the 1870s Midtown residential district… Continue Reading
I had been following the demolition of the historic row house and wing of the church on Washington Avenue. I understand that there are reasons why buildings must be torn down, but to leave the vacant lot in such a… Continue Reading
I love finding these old houses in Midtown built right after the Civil War, such as the one above, right in the Gothic Revival shadow of St. Alphonsus Ligori, still an active parish church. It also seems like the Stockton… Continue Reading
It seems like this old stone building is getting worse, based on my pictures going back through the years. Here it is from 2013 and from 2011. I hope there is some sort of solution planned for this incredibly rare and… Continue Reading
Lafayette Square is famous for its Italianate and Second Empire mansions, and rightfully so, but it already had many early settler houses by the time the wealthy and famous began to move in (and Compton and Dry shows there were… Continue Reading