There is a large portion of the city cut off by the interstates. Up north, we see mostly devastation, as people fled living next to an interstate on the west and industry on the east. Down south, it’s not so… Continue Reading
It’s easy to miss the beautiful bank on the southeast corner of the bustling intersection of Jefferson and Gravois. Originally constructed in 1925, it was renovated in 1956, and the annex, now a separate business, was built in 1979
The old “Home for the Friendless” is getting new life; I the renovation looks very nice from the outside. This is a perfect place for senior apartments, close to the interstate so relatives can visit quickly.
This house, on Marine Avenue, is one of the oldest houses in the neighborhood, and was probably originally a duplex, judging from its appearance on Compton and Dry from 1875. It faces the river, down a steep hill, and would… Continue Reading
I’ve always enjoyed this building, with the huge windows on the second floor. I suspect the brick was not painted originally.
Coming through the ice house on the Lemp Brewery’s property, a rail line came down Potomac, and curved northward to hook up to the Iron Mountain Railroad. While the middle of the curving path is now gone due to the… Continue Reading
Portions of the Lemp Brewery date back to the Civil War, when William J. Lemp Sr. began to build his new brewery right in the shadow of a fort that guarded the city, just to the west. The malt kiln’s… Continue Reading