Anyone know much about this building? I cannot seem to find any information on when it was built, and who the architect was. This addition on the upper floors to the north was very well done, and works well with… Continue Reading
These little guys were part of a larger residential neighborhood southwest of the intersection of Grand and Chouteau. All of their neighbors have been torn down, and these two will be soon. Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture… Continue Reading
I remarked to my companions that I felt like I was in Europe, with its unbroken vistas of fields surrounding Medieval cities. This will be the site of the new SLU Hospital, replacing the old Firmin Desloge building. Yes, it… Continue Reading
I first spotted the beautiful copper roof of SLU Hospital’s Firmin Desloge Tower from the windows of the Gateway Arch in the first couple of days I lived in St. Louis, back in the Christmas of 1985/early January 1986. It… Continue Reading
I’m more familiar with the famous Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, but this school shares a name with that famous school for the deaf. It is a beautiful building.
The date in city records of 1889 sounds right. This is such an amazing house, a relic of shingle style picturesque houses built in the city in the boom decades after the Civil War. It sits surrounded by parking lots,… Continue Reading
More of Dutchtown south on Compton. Just look at that house above; hardly anybody puts that much effort into making a small house that beautiful anymore today. It might be one of the most striking houses in the city.
Dutchtown south on Compton is a truly beautiful neighborhood. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Houses range from right after the Civil War, as can be seen above, to buildings built in the early Twentieth Century. These houses below sit far back from the street, alluding to their age. As neighborhoods developed over the decades,… Continue Reading
The far western corner of Benton Park West is far from its eponymous park, but it did once have a landmark nearby: Falstaff Plant No. 2, which is now mostly demolished. There is a mix of multi-family apartments, and cool… Continue Reading