I can’t imagine that Louis Obert was not thinking of his fellow beer baron Anton Griesedieck’s monument in Bellefontaine Cemetery when commissioning his own grave in New St. Marcus Cemetery, where the stepson of Adam Lemp and his family is… Continue Reading
A concerned citizen reached out to me recently with new photos showing continued problems at Valhalla’s mausoleum, which I covered back in August of 2017. after another reader submitted photos of extensive water damage to me. Let’s get these problems… Continue Reading
I went to an estate sale in one of the largest remaining pieces of farmland left outside of the river bottoms or in the furthest reaches of St. Louis County. It sold recently, and its future is now uncertain. I… Continue Reading
Senior citizens interested in taking my OASIS class on Fifteenth Century Italian Renaissance art can sign up for the three week course starting 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by clicking on this link and searching… Continue Reading
Wow, I just discovered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the St. Louis area, and also one of the oldest: New Mount Sinai Cemetery, located just beyond the city limits out Gravois, where there are of course many other… Continue Reading
OK, so these aren’t exactly award-winning photos, but I wanted to share an old cemetery off of Old Watson Road, just south of the old Route 66, southwest of the now-demolished Crestwood Mall.
Back behind those bushes and trees, and up over a hill, are the graves of hundreds, perhaps thousands of former residents of the Robert Koch Hospital. It is now private property, and no trespassing is allowed, but I hope one… Continue Reading
There are still remnants of the economic powerhouse that was once Crestwood Mall, such as the office building and strip mall across Watson Road, former Route 66, from the now vacant lot.
I visited Sunset Memorial Park, out Gravois Road in the sunshine of early July 2018. I am still impressed by the massive columbarium, which sits towards the back of the cemetery. There is also a very pretty office and residence… Continue Reading
The massive University City High School was designed by Hugo K. Graf and Wilber Tyson Trueblood, in what I would describe as an Art Deco style. It combines older sculpting traditions with more modern aesthetics in massing and line. It… Continue Reading