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 guess I don’t understand why it was a good idea to tear down the ice rinks out in Gumbo Flats. Was it low quality? I just remember friends in high school having to practice at 2:00 AM in the… Continue Reading
There was a perfectly fine Colonial Revival house on this property, which is a valuable parcel of land that includes land for horses and a large stable. The house has been under construction now for quite a while, and building… Continue Reading
I don’t really like calling out anybody who’s trying to do their best maintaining an historic structure. I am well aware of the costs involved, the expensive specialists who are qualified to work in old building materials, and the often… Continue Reading
Cross over an extremely narrow railroad viaduct, and you’re right in front of the old, vanished southwest St. Louis County village of Allenton. Destroyed when Eureka annexed the unincorporated town for a new strip mall development, the area is now… Continue Reading
I like the crisscross of power lines, roof lines and pavement lines at this intersection of Military Road and South Broadway.
We had the opportunity to see a restored B-25 bomber out at Spirit of St. Louis Airport a few weeks ago. There are few left, and it was fun to see the plane up close.
Meadowbrook Country Club is part golf course, and part subdivision, which wraps itself around the greens. There are some interesting Modernist houses mixed in among later houses. The properties seem to have developed over the course of several decades. Houses… Continue Reading