Hiding in plain sight is a Gothic Revival, board and batten house, clearly visible on Compton and Dry from 1876. The date of 1914 on the City’s website is clearly wrong. Special thanks for David Conradsen and Lynn Josse for… Continue Reading
This rare, board and batten, or “Carpenter” Gothic Revival house sits on the northern edge of Carondelet, a survivor from long ago. It was brought to my attention by David Conradsen and Lynn Josse. Simplifying the Gothic arch with two… Continue Reading
Tract housing has always been around, and this row of houses, built at the same time, creates a rhythm as one walks down the street.
The Casa Loma Ballroom continues to be a landmark on Cherokee Street. While the Cinderella continues the replacement of its original terracotta. But an old Anheuser-Busch pub still sits in limbo, its owner holding out.
The renovation of the old Cherokee Brewery into Earthbound continues, with a complete removal of that awful red paint, and tuckpointing giving new life to this ancient structure. It will be amazing when complete. Ghost signs have appeared… …while the… Continue Reading
I love the architecture of Benton Park West, with its stately Second Empire architecture. Look at this house, with its second and third floors sticking out, or look at the beautiful terracotta ornament below.
The quiet blocks of Fox Park, just north of Russell Blvd and south of I-44, feature a bevy of beautiful houses from as early as the 1870s to the early Twentieth Century. Below, houses I might expect to see in… Continue Reading
This is the original location of St. Matthew’s Evangelisch Church, which was later on Jefferson Avenue. Its front facade is weird, and probably a later reworking.
I find the architecture of St. Louis interesting in how easily adaptable it is. Add another floor, double it in size or just build it right next to another building to make it look bigger. But there are always little… Continue Reading
The brick in Princeton Heights glows in the late afternoon sun. Again, even this far to the southwest of downtown, the city is still walkable, urban and valuable.