The Shanley Building was designed by Harris Armstrong and opened in the 1930s. It is currently in use as a private contractor offering driver’s licenses. When I was there last week, there was a sign on the door stating, “We… Continue Reading
This stately complex, featuring a very large chapel for a former Benedictine convent has had several other roles over the years, including serving as St. Mark’s Parish until recently, which has now moved to a building on the campus on… Continue Reading
I thought it was time to swing back by the old St. Vincent’s Hospital just north of St. Charles Rock Road, when the light was getting long and the eastern façade was beginning to be shrouded in shadows. The building… Continue Reading
Spotted on St. Charles Rock Road in Pagedale, just east of Laurel Hill Cemetery.
The stately Chaminade College Preparatory School sits on Lindbergh Boulevard, and is operated by the Society of Mary. It opened in 1910 as a boarding school, when it was far out in the countryside and reached by train. It is… Continue Reading
Designed by Patrick M. O’Meara and James B. Hills, Villa Duchesne was opened in 1929 by Mother Mary Reid of the Society of the Sacred Heart, in the architectural style that could be described as “Norman Revival” but what I will label… Continue Reading
La Hacienda subdivision was laid out in the early 1930s, and the housing stock ranges from then to the 1950s. It is a unique blend of many different types of houses, from the Spanish Revival, like its gates, to the… Continue Reading
Rob Powers at Built St. Louis has taken much better pictures of Congregation Temple Israel, but I was surprised to discover that the bronze finial on the roof is now gone. I have featured a previous location of Temple Israel… Continue Reading
Built in 1924, this cool Spanish Revival mansion way out in West County surely has a fascinating story behind it. In that year, this was out in the middle of nowhere. It looks like a Maritz and Young-influenced home.
I dug some old photographs of Westport Plaza out of my files; I do not remember how old they are, but they are certainly from a long time ago, at least pre-2012. I like them as they capture a time… Continue Reading