I made it by Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Cahokia on a sunny day, after the last time I had visited during a rainstorm. It is one of the oldest churches in the region. There is also a cemetery… Continue Reading
One of my favorite buildings that I have never gotten close to is the old Cahokia Power Station, located across the river in Illinois. Its hulking mass and six smokestacks dominate the Southside, and have for decades.
I love the Ainad Temple, right in the heart of East St. Louis. There had been rumors that they were going to close, but they instead made a commitment to stay in the city’s downtown. I’m glad, as it will… Continue Reading
Update: Due to reader feedback, this post has been modified to reflect that the majority of the plant and a portion of the neighborhood are in fact in Venice. Portions of the plant and the neighborhood are in Madison. There’s… Continue Reading
A lot has been happening on State Street since the last time I posted any photographs of the downtown area of Granite City. Galen Gandolfi, who had opened the first art gallery on Cherokee Street, Fort Gondo, bought a series… Continue Reading
Down under the towering eastern approaches of the Martin Luther King Bridge, there is B Street, and there are a couple of houses that are occupied (not shown). Who are they? I did not have time to stop and ask,… Continue Reading
Does anyone know what this large factory-looking building was originally? It lies on Route 13, which is now South Belt Road West, and South 28th Street. The duplexes in front of the factory above clearly look like workers’ houses, built… Continue Reading
Northwest of downtown Belleville, the housing is distinctly more of the workers’ cottages that I saw around the old Stag Brewery, which is nearby. Many of the houses are still in really good condition, and their owners still take pride… Continue Reading
Heading east down Washington Street from downtown Belleville are a whole ensemble of amazing houses, such as the one seen above, which has been carefully restored. I like this little Romanesque Revival cottage sitting back from the street; it is… Continue Reading
The St. Clair County Jail only has a 2.2 stars out of 5 rating on Google Maps.