I will be looking at the Greater Ville neighborhood for the next couple of weeks. I’ve looked at the Ville before, and for the purposes of this website, both official city neighborhoods are included under the one tag for simplicity’s… Continue Reading
Simmons School, named after after Baptish preacher William Johnson Simmons, opened in 1899, and closed in 2009. It sits right on St. Louis Avenue in the Ville neighborhood. It has begun to show the effects of being abandoned for almost… Continue Reading
A really cool mural has appeared on the side of El Torito Grocery at the corner of Cherokee Street and California Avenue, which has recently received a historic marker sign for Calle Cherokee, recognizing the important cultural and economic contribution… Continue Reading
Just over a year ago, I checked in on the areas of East St. Louis just to the east of the old National Stockyards and the old meatpacking plants that used to employ thousands of workers. Crossing over the railroad… Continue Reading
I took this picture back when it was much warmer, along 14th Street just north of La Mancha Coffeehouse and Crown Candy Kitchen. I love these old rowhouses, which were rehabbed several years ago, and still look great.
I experimented around with different vantage points of the Busch Mausoleum, which was looking resplendent in the autumn light at Bellefontaine Cemetery.
There was a golden layer of leaves on the ground in Bellefontaine Cemetery when I visited a couple of weeks ago, and the light made everything glow.
Yes, there is a street in St. Louis where there is an active train track going right through people’s front yards. It is Antelope Street in the Baden neighborhood, and you reach it by turning right just after the viaduct… Continue Reading
Blair Avenue gives you a great cross section of the neighborhoods just to the west of Interstate 70, which cut these working class areas from their traditional employment areas along the Near North Riverfront. Old North St. Louis has seen… Continue Reading