This is a former Christian Scientist Church, one of many once built in the city. This one dates to 1923, and was designed by the firm of Wedemeyer and Nelson. The founder sought to differentiate her churches away from traditional… Continue Reading
This church, now known as Christ Temple Cathedral Church, was just one stop on the westward journey of the congregation now known as Salem United Methodist Church. This church dates from 1905, cost $50,000, and they stayed here until 1925,… Continue Reading
The “Central West End” is an artificial construct! It was all one giant neighborhood, known as the West End (which still exists as a smaller neighborhood to the west), before redlining separated out the part north of Delmar and condemned… Continue Reading
I checked in on The Ville, the historic middle class African American neighborhood in the North Side. Unfortunately, there is still more abandonment, and this strange collapse, which looks like the house is falling into the basement. It is too… Continue Reading
I got back up to the Western Lutheran Cemetery, founded in 1865, and I made some new observations now that the grass is shorter. This is easily one of the most historic, if largely forgotten, cemeteries in the region, and… Continue Reading
This building sits in a sort of no-man’s land, right next to N. Florissant, on a street that doesn’t look like it’s been paved in decades. It has 16,000 square feet if you’re looking for that much space.
We all knew this was how it was going to end, but it still hurts to see. Note: all offers to purchase the property were rejected, so don’t pull the old, “Well, why didn’t you buy it if you wanted… Continue Reading
Why do I keep coming back to the old abandoned nursing home at Blair and Grand? Its sudden, rapid vandalism is still so shocking to me, and others. Its out of town owners don’t seem to care. I do know… Continue Reading
I see so much abandonment and lack of investment in the city, it’s so nice to see an owner who has done such a nice job restoring and maintaining this four-family apartment building in Hyde Park.
The Polish Falcons, in a former mansion that lost its third floor in a fire, is for sale.