Ferry Street heads southeast at a diagonal down towards the river, but has been cut off by Interstate 70. The remaining houses are a cross section of Hyde Park. There are some extremely old houses, such as the wood frame… Continue Reading
I’m not sure if much has changed since the last time I photographed St. Augustine’s, but it is still in a state of deterioration that does not bode well for its future.
For my weekly column at St. Louis Magazine, I wrote about the rich architectural history of the former Most Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in the College Hill neighborhood of North St. Louis. Here are some additional details… Continue Reading
I like the different perspective that the winter brings to Bellefontaine Cemetery with the leaves off the trees, as the lay of the land is more obvious with its undulations and dips and bobs. The light is harsh and stark,… Continue Reading
As the sun was setting on the last Saturday of January, I found my way back to that single block of Evans Avenue just north of Grand Center in the JeffVanderLou neighborhood that I looked at back in February of… Continue Reading
West Florissant Avenue is perhaps more famous for being a massive commercial and traffic artery out in North County, particularly through Ferguson and Dellwood and further beyond, but it is a bit of a curious street south of Interstate 70.… Continue Reading
I came to the sad realization that the entire east side of 20th Street in Hyde Park (some consider this to be College Hill, but I don’t) is abandoned south of the Grand Water Tower. Do we really have absolutely… Continue Reading
This bulldozer might not be so abandoned as I thought. If you look closely, the bucket on the front has clearly moved, and it is free of the underbrush that one buffeted it a year ago.
Back in August of 2018, I wrote about the ensemble of buildings at the intersection of N. Florissant and several other streets in the Hyde Park neighborhood. In late December, I discovered they had all been demolished.
Sadly, there have been some more building collapses in the last month, one due to no one’s fault, and two due to ongoing neglect and lack of investment. Above, the front porch of one of the ill-fated row of houses… Continue Reading