While Ittner and Milligan schools in St. Louis are amazing, it’s always interesting to see how educational architecture developed after their tenure. George Sanger took over as architect of St. Louis Public Schools in the early Twentieth Century. Many of… Continue Reading
One of the august churches that gave this portion of Midtown the nickname “Piety Hill,” Jamison Memorial Church is the second congregation to occupy this church. Originally, this was the Episcopal Church of the Holly Communion, which originally built a… Continue Reading
In a style I would best describe as a mix of Venetian Gothic combined with various eclectic elements, the Dinks Parrish Laundry building is one of the most striking use of textured terracotta in the city.
Look at this little business, probably reskinned in the 1950s; there was still hope back then for the neighborhood.
Would this much attention to detail an style be utilized for such a mundane fixture nowadays?
Once what appears to have been the upper middle class of St. Louis in the early Twentieth Century, out the long, straight streets of the Grand Prairie, the West End now has increasing abandonment. The old houses are well-built, and… Continue Reading
The west side of Grand, along Vandeventer’s side streets, are a wealth of beautiful houses. But they’re abandoned, trashed, and left open to the elements. Rain gutters are stolen, and the walls begin to spall off, and pretty soon, they… Continue Reading
Well, not much has changed for the positive in the three years since I last photographed Central High School. Honestly, at the rate it’s going, this will be torn down before anyone gets to save it. The trees and brush… Continue Reading
JeffVanderLou is easily one of the most devastated and forgotten neighborhoods in the city. Straddling Grand Boulevard, it is not in the news anymore, as there are few people left. This poor church, below, was ravaged by brick thieves years… Continue Reading
Slowly but surely, the slaughterhouse, the last major building left at Armour, is coming down, brick by brick. It’s fascinating, in a sad way, in that the structure of the building is becoming apparent as the walls come down. There… Continue Reading