This house, at 3022 Wyoming, has always fascinated me. Now, after doing some research, it intrigues me even more. City records state that the Mansard roofed house, which sits all the way on the alley line, allowing for a huge… Continue Reading
Apartment living to many St. Louisans is not glamorous, but for most of this city’s history, the wealthy and well-to-do lived in exquisite apartment buildings, such as these two, mixed in with other houses. I got back to photograph these… Continue Reading
Separated by Russell Boulevard there is a small pocket of stunningly beautiful houses in the northwestern portion of the Compton Heights area. Called by some Reservoir Square or Compton Hill, the area developed in the Nineteenth Century, with in-fill continuing… Continue Reading
How sad how the past is forgotten when those who lived it are gone. The old Lutheran Hospital, for me, is one such example. I have absolutely no recollection of this place existing, and I only discovered it after wondering… Continue Reading
The greater Dutchtown area, including Benton Park West, Gravois Park and the Dutchtown South neighborhoods, is still one of the most beautiful parts of the city. Stately brick houses, with a variety of styles, shows what the future could be… Continue Reading
The back streets of Benton Park have some of the best preserved Second Empire houses in the city. But some nice examples of half-flounders sneak in as well. Below is one of the most stupendous Mansard roods in the city,… Continue Reading
Across from the old Concordia Seminary are these Second Empire buildings; I like how the city came right up to the institutions which once peppered the South Side. No giant swaths of parking separating the neighborhood from the seminary.
One hundred years ago, it must have been something to travel down South Jefferson, and come across what amounted to a veritable acropolis of German Lutheran society. The Lutheran Hospital, Lutheran School of Nursing, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Concordia Publishing,… Continue Reading