Marine Villa is an interesting neighborhood; there were houses out here very early because of the old Marine Hospital, but then much of the area was built up later. As such, it is still a mix of architectural styles. I… Continue Reading
Arsenal Avenue through Tower Grove East is different than much of the rest of the neighborhood. While it feature many houses built in the early Twentieth Century, it was also long an artery from Gravois out to places such as… Continue Reading
Tower Grove East west of Compton Avenue was basically suburbia when it was built in the early Twentieth Century, so with some exceptions, most of the houses were built within a decade or two of each other. While the architecture… Continue Reading
I’ve photographed these houses before, but I’ve been drawn back to this perfectly restored row just east of Interstate 55 several times over the years in Soulard. As I’ve said before, I can only assume that were just as beautiful… Continue Reading
A really cool mural has appeared on the side of El Torito Grocery at the corner of Cherokee Street and California Avenue, which has recently received a historic marker sign for Calle Cherokee, recognizing the important cultural and economic contribution… Continue Reading
Logically, many funeral homes are located across the street from major churches or cemeteries, such as the Ziegenhein Funeral Home. I photographed it before back in 2016.
If there is perhaps one flaw to St. Louis parks, it is the borders. St. Louis builders gave us beautiful houses to frame our amazing green spaces, but then in the Twentieth Century, traffic engineers strangled access with asphalt traffic… Continue Reading
On the western end of Carondelet Park the large lake has a rustic stone bridge separating it into two parts, and fishing is allowed. The public restrooms have been closed for decades. The benches have various inscriptions from donors.… Continue Reading