The Hofbrauhaus is finally open on the western reaches of Belleville! All this next week and a little of the following I will return to the historic county seat of St. Clair County.
Back in early 2018, a group of veterans got together in East St. Louis, responding to the sad state of the World War One Memorial I had photographed in November of 2017. People didn’t think they could do it, but… Continue Reading
I looked around the residential areas north of Niedringhaus Avenue in Granite City back in early April. The town’s heart is still the steel mill, which lies on the southeastern part of town, but the houses on this side of… Continue Reading
I have no idea what the house, I dubbed the “Fight Club” house is used for, but it is still standing, whether occupied or not. I first came over to Venice to see the demolition of their high school building,… Continue Reading
Just over a year ago, I checked in on the areas of East St. Louis just to the east of the old National Stockyards and the old meatpacking plants that used to employ thousands of workers. Crossing over the railroad… Continue Reading
The water in the Mississippi River was high when I took this picture, and the parking lot on the Levee was completely submerged.
I’m always intrigued at how downtowns adapted in the 1950s and 60s to the rise of Modernist strip malls and shopping centers in the suburbs. One of the most common tactics, done in downtown St. Louis, as well as downtowns… Continue Reading
To commemorate the bridge’s closure for repairs in the fall of 2018, I thought I would photograph the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Bridge, which has the distinction of being the first bridge built at St. Louis strictly for automobile… Continue Reading
A reader graciously sent me some more images of Parks College, as well as one postcard of what the school looked like in better days. My original post about the college has elicited the most comments, up there with the… Continue Reading
There are some cool Modernist office buildings on State Street, such as the one above. This billboard stands isolated in the middle of some undergrowth and trees. Nelson Mandela Elementary School is not very old, but it was already closed.… Continue Reading