William H. Mills designed the Wiltshire, which opened in 1924, was built by Wagner and Co. There is even a one story garage that is part of the historic nomination, reflecting the rising importance of the automobile. Also, I’m appearing… Continue Reading
Built in 1961, this Modernist apartment tower was designed by H. Waldman of Architectural Design Associates, built by Millstone Construction with engineering provided by Arthur Monsey. It is one of two Modernist towers built, bringing major development to an end… Continue Reading
What was this little building originally? There were packing houses in the neighborhood, and there is a wing that comes off to the right. It’s a little church, now.
This little guy is the last of what was originally five row houses, perhaps only saved because it used its stout neighbors for support. But it gets even more exciting on the side, where obvious signs of the neighboring house… Continue Reading
Just look at how beautiful these backyards are (and could be), shaded by this large tree. This is living close to your neighbors, requiring to actually get to know them.
I’m constantly drawn back to this row of houses, owned by the State of Missouri. Elegant, neighborly, and still full of potential since the State has stabilized them, they need to be sold to the right developer. This is a… Continue Reading
I wrote about this desolate block of Samuel Shepard Drive last month, discovering that a daughter of the founder of the Veiled Prophet probably lived here. It is marked for demolition by the State of Missouri, which owns the properties… Continue Reading
I was always much more used to seeing these subterranean tombs on the East Coast, and there are plenty of mausolea in Bellefontaine, but when I start to look more closely, there are more tombs built into the side of… Continue Reading
I’ve long been intrigued by the dense collection of houses built just after the Civil War to the northeast of the intersection of Gravois and Jefferson. What fire insurance maps and Compton and Dry show as some sort of large… Continue Reading