On Saturday, probably in order to avoid interrupting traffic on nearby I-70 or the surrounding industrial areas, the first half of the Armour Meat Packing Plant, one of the coolest ruins I have ever had the opportunity to explore, was… Continue Reading
Built in 1949, over the recently opened Chain of Rocks Canal, this bridge was largely obsolete in 16 years, when the new 270 bridge opened. Before that, it had carried a Route 66 Bypass to the old Chain of Rocks… Continue Reading
I finally made it over to Signal Hill, which sits in the undulating landscape of the bluffs that tower over the American Bottom opposite St. Louis. A wonderful, eclectic mix of houses greets the visitor.
Granvue Drive overlooks the bluffs that rise up above the American Bottoms, right at the far southeast corner of East St. Louis where Belleville touches its neighbor to the northwest. Stately houses, such as those seen in Webster Groves or… Continue Reading
The Christ the King Chapel sits one floor below the Mary Chapel, and since the shrine is built into a natural amphitheater, opens onto a back parking lot. The decorative scheme seems to show the Stations of the Cross. I… Continue Reading
I was in the neighborhood, so I stopped by the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, without snow like the last time I was there. It’s a great building, and is always deserted when I visit.
The tallest fountain in the United States. Also, don’t forget I’m offering my iconic historic breweries of South City Tour this Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 6:30. Buy tickets here.
Oops! There’s a grain elevator in the middle of the park on the East St. Louis Riverfront. Saw a wedding party there getting photos (of the St. Louis skyline, not the grain elevator). Nothing classier than drinking Bud Light out… Continue Reading