Photo by Jeff Phillips
I gave my friend in from China a tour around the city and parts of Illinois, and these are some of the shots he took. Above, Armour Meat Packing Plant, and below a corner store in North City. Update: The… Continue Reading
At times like these, I always wonder how St. Louis dealt with snow such as what we’re seeing today. Certainly, back in the Nineteenth Century, there were no automobile crashes backing up interstates. Also, I have a feeling that most… Continue Reading
I visited Cahokia Mounds last week, and was impressed again at what a stunning site it is. In particular, the pictures of what the site looked like originally caught my eye. I think a lot of people forget that the… Continue Reading
I also determined that there was a large brick roundhouse right in the middle of the Mill Creek Valley just east of Compton Ave. The two Sanborn maps show the whole complex; for a sense of place, the little wood… Continue Reading
All throughout St. Louis locomotives needed somewhere to park, and the roundhouse, a type of structure almost entirely vanished from the region (except in East St. Louis, which you can see here and here) provided the much-needed space to store… Continue Reading
Since I often use Sanborn Maps as illustrations, I thought it would helpful to provide the key to all of the symbols used by the insurance company.
I had never noticed this huge granite krater-style tombstone before last week.
I found this great site at the St. Louis Public Library that gives short biographies of all of the mayors of St. Louis.
I was going to document every stage of the relaying of the brick mural on the east side of the Council Tower, but they worked so fast I didn’t get a chance to photograph it until it was almost done.… Continue Reading