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Current Affairs This Summer

I went by the Theophile Papin House on the last Saturday of June. It’s being demolished. It’s sad, but honestly, it had been so heavily altered that it wouldn’t really have been feasible or worthwhile to restore it back to… Continue Reading

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Demolition, Lansdowne Towers

Update: See the first two towers completely demolished here. They’ve begun to tear down the Brenton Tower, one of four public housing apartment buildings part of the Lansdowne Towers, located in the northeastern portion of East St. Louis. I’d been… Continue Reading

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Northeast Peoria, August 2019

Perhaps I was being too optimistic when I first documented Peoria northeast of downtown back in 2013. I have been back, and while there is a wonderful group of houses that have been carefully restored back to their original grandeur,… Continue Reading

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A Billionaire in Wells-Goodfellow

Update: On April 7, 2020, Jack Dorsey donated one billion dollars to the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic and women and girls’ rights. 41 Then [Jesus] sat down opposite the offering box, and watched the crowd putting coins into it.… Continue Reading

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4,000th Post

3,999 posts ago, I started this website, back in May of 2007 (the twelfth anniversary is coming up in a couple of months), and while technically a few posts have been deleted for various reasons due to redundancy, or whatnot,… Continue Reading