The former Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, built and dedicated between 141-161 AD provides an excellent example of how Western Civilization has responded to its ancient past. After falling into disrepair, it was converted into the church of San Lorenzo… Continue Reading
The Railway Exchange in October 2015 is largely vacant.
Designed by John Mauran, and clearly built in two stages that are remarkably consistent, the Old Stix, Baer and Fuller Department Store has been reborn in a wonderful renovation. Showing influence of both Beaux-Arts architecture as well as the influence… Continue Reading
After writing my recent St. Louis Magazine article about Centenary United Methodist Church, one of the oldest continually operating congregations in downtown St. Louis, and in the city in general, I became interested in the synagogue that backed right up… Continue Reading
I was given a wonderful opportunity to photograph the Peabody Opera House, formerly the Kiel. It is in what I call “Terminal Beaux-Arts,” which is the late, informed by fledgling Modernism love of Neoclassical architecture and Renaissance interpretation of the… Continue Reading
Moved from St. Louis Place Park. Disappointing that civic leaders thought it better to give up on that North St. Louis space than to work to keep it a place where the statue could remain. It was sculpted by Ernst… Continue Reading
Once the heart of the city, filled with dense residential neighborhoods and businesses in the alley, this northwestern part of downtown, along MLK Drive (formerly Franklin Avenue here and Easton Avenue further out) was lined with houses. As the houses… Continue Reading