I was fascinated by this building; it looks like your standard early Twentieth Century storefront in St. Louis, but it is made of cut stone. Why?
I spotted this other fascinating storefront along Manchester Avenue; its use of glazed brick seems to modern, but I suspect that it is original to the building. Giant shade trees block the view of the building, but I’m glad they’re… Continue Reading
This humble little church sits right by Manchester Avenue, surrounded by a car repair and a larger building that casts a glowering shadow on it towards sunset, but I still really like it. The stained glass is still preserved, and… Continue Reading
Heavily modified over the years, including some nice 1970’s half timber front, this Art-Deco building still has class.
Wow, where to I even begin to describe the Browne Building, right on the border of the City and Maplewood. Playful, colorful and exuberant might be the best way to describe the mix of different terracotta elements in what I… Continue Reading
I always find Modernism in St. Louis to be endlessly inventive; sometimes they’re pure, and other times they take on a fascinatingly eclectic feel, such as Concordia Lutheran Church in Maplewood. Built in 1953, it features many of the hallmarks… Continue Reading
Dedicated in 1905, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church sits on a quiet backstreet just a few blocks from the bustle of Manchester Road in Maplewood. Built in what I would call an Italian Romanesque style, still easily seen through small towns… Continue Reading
The River des Peres is one of those St. Louis landmarks that most people ignore, despite its flowing right through the middle of the city. Perhaps some day it will actually be a pleasant place to explore.