A year later, and the poorly compacted earth of the former quarry on Utah Street continues to claim its victims.
Sitting on a little triangle of land along South Broadway and just north of the vacant lot that was once the Home Brewery, the beautiful fire station reminds me of the fachwerk architecture of Anheuser-Busch in the early Twentieth-Century.
Second Carondelet Avenue, later 13th Street, and now finally DeMenil Place, was once a small exclusive enclave of mostly German and French high society members, including the DeMenil family (#10), and of course the Lemps. Adam Lemp, and his widow,… Continue Reading
The houses above sit above a sinkhole, most likely, and they are now settling so badly that they have been abandoned. It is really a shame, as they were nice little houses. I just noticed this apartment building hiding behind… Continue Reading
I know I’ve photographed this building before, but for the life of me, I can’t find it now. Nonetheless, it is undergoing an amazing renovation that is bringing the former Louis Lange Publishing Company back to life. There was a… Continue Reading
Above, the old clinic is back open as a health sciences building, with various tenants that cater to the neighborhood. Below, it finally dawned on me that the building that now houses Foam clearly once had a third floor that… Continue Reading
For some reason, I am drawn back to this simple but elegant church in the “Lutheran Civic Center” near the old Concordia Seminary, old Lutheran Hospital and still operating Concordia Publishing House. Its rich red brick with tan detailing and… Continue Reading
I’ve said it countless times before, but I’m worried about the incredibly historic houses that are slowly being swallowed by the industrial buildings in the southeastern end of Carondelet, down by the river. Some are so old they are stone,… Continue Reading
If there’s anything positive to say since I stopped by Vulcan Street since last July, is that the out of control plant life is not as bad this year. But observant readers might notice I’ve added the “ruins” tag to… Continue Reading