Michigan Avenue, just south of the Ivory Triangle, is an interesting mix of styles and decades, much like the rest of Carondelet. The house above is particularly fascinating; I’ve always said half flounders were built for simplicity’s sake, not to… Continue Reading
This is clearly an older market building, but it has received multiple additions of the years, expanding to its current size.
This duplex, severely damaged in a fire, is now being torn down for what appears to be a parking lot or maybe a gas station. It seems like there are a lot of burned out houses in Carondelet, and no… Continue Reading
While St. Louis is famous for its rich red brick, much of the city once possessed large numbers of wood frame houses, which were grandfathered in after the city passed ordinances requiring brick construction after the Great Fire. But in… Continue Reading
These two houses, on Courtois Street (no, I doubt it’s pronounced the French way) are intriguing in that they almost look like houses I’ve seen in New Orleans. The house on the left is older, as can be see in… Continue Reading
The historic fabric of St. Louis is slipping away east of Broadway, both up north, and down south in Carondelet, where some of the oldest surviving housing stock in St. Louis resides. What is most interesting is the juxtaposition of… Continue Reading
This old motel, out Chesterfield Airport Road, is a mystery to me. I vaguely remember the motel being in business several years ago, but I don’t remember much about it. I like the log cabin theme, and many motels of… Continue Reading
Barnes Jewish Hospital is now dominated by the two large Modernist towers that front Forest Park. But if you go back around to the other side, you realize that the original hospital building, to the far left in the top… Continue Reading
This fascinating sculpture, now relatively isolated in the midst of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital complex, still caught my attention for its inventive form and use of several materials including glass and cement.