Bloody Island, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, has a history that is closely intertwined with the city. Originally, it was the location of duels between Missouri politicians, and then it became a liability as it began to threaten… Continue Reading
As I remarked recently, for some St. Louisans, this will be the third Grand Viaduct over Mill Creek in their lifetimes. Let us hope it is the last. I still can’t believe they tore down the old one; august and… Continue Reading
While not particularly ornamented, it is massive in scale. Built in the 1950’s the grain elevator in Midtown is a St. Louis landmark.
The house of Auguste Chouteau, in decrepit beauty before its demolition.
Four years after I first covered Vandeventer Place, there still is a paucity of information and photographs of what was once the grandest private street in St. Louis. I only could find a couple of grainy postcards that preserve the… Continue Reading
I’m disappointed that College Hill has been removed from Preservation Review. The argument that the neighborhood is too far gone to save is the wrong attitude. If anything, the fact that so much has been lost warrants that what is… Continue Reading
Supporters of saving the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church received a boost this week when the Rock Hill city council endorsed their plan to move the church. They didn’t give them any money to do it, but it’s an important first… Continue Reading
I made it back out to the hamlet of Centaur, which is now being swallowed up by suburban development. It’s slow, I should say, as this McMansion has been under construction now for years, and seems abandoned. I finally figured… Continue Reading
North of Delmar, but west of Jefferson is a very important part of St. Louis’s architectural history. Why? Because it represents an era of St. Louis history that was almost entirely demolished in the first half of the Twentieth Century,… Continue Reading