Back in February of 2014, the Grand Hall of Union Station was just starting to undergo its massive renovation into its current incarnation. I snapped some pictures of the public areas. It turns out that some of the original decorative… Continue Reading
The renovation of the historic LaSalle Building is now complete, and it has opened as a Hotel Indigo. I took a peek inside a couple of weeks ago and it is really beautiful inside and out. As I had mentioned… Continue Reading
Readers will probably have two reactions to the discussion of the closure of the five entrances and exits in this post. It will either be, “I’ve never heard of these in my entire life,” or “Oh no, those were my… Continue Reading
Way back in August of 2007, when this website was only a couple of months old, I featured the old bank building on Broadway and Olive. It was a moribund shoe store back then, and now it’s a very successful… Continue Reading
I think too many people get bronze statues in America, but one woman who definitely deserves one is Frankie Muse Freeman, who fought for Civil Rights for decades in St. Louis. You can read about her work at this link.… Continue Reading
I took some pictures of the beautiful rotunda of the Old Courthouse a little while back. As is typical in classical architecture, the more stout architectural orders start at the bottom, and then work up to the more elegant and… Continue Reading
There were once over a dozen courtrooms in the Old Courthouse, and there are just two left that have been carefully restored to their original appearance. This is one of them; you can see below how the floor has been… Continue Reading
I never feel like I can get a good picture of the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. There always seems to be something blocking my ability to back up far enough, or it’s a cloudy day, or whatever. Surrounded… Continue Reading
Gateway One (the Peabody Coal Building) should have never been built. St. Louis should have never built the Gateway Mall, either, but since it did, at the bare minimum it could have at least done it correctly. Sigh.
Where has this monument been hiding? It was dedicated in the 1970s, but I guess the recent renovations of the Gateway Mall has made it more obvious? There is another monument out in Cottleville.