St. Albans had some problems with roads washing out recently.
I never thought Chesterfield Mall would join the ranks of Dead Malls in St. Louis. But it has, and despite surviving the Great Recession, it was done in by the two new outlet malls further west. I used to love… Continue Reading
Did you ever have a friend who went through a rough patch, and then when they finally moved past that hardship, they just never were the same anymore? That’s sort of what I feel like when I look at Northwest… Continue Reading
After we saw a news report about how devastated St. Louis Mills was, we knew we needed to take a trip out there Saturday morning. We were not disappointed–I don’t think I’ve seen any other malls in my Dead Malls… Continue Reading
It’s really north Dutchtown, but someone decided to call it Benton Park West. The housing stock is stunning.
Dutchtown is such a beautiful neighborhood. It has very little demolition, the houses are are in good shape, and the population is still very high–it is one of the densest areas of the city. But abandonment is creeping in, and… Continue Reading
This little Gothic Church deep in Dutchtown is now connected with the house next door. Either the steeple was never completed, or it was built out of wood and has rotten away.
I love these little houses with their pitched roofs and simple design. This house has sat vacant for a while, as it is right next to a parking lot on busy Chippewa at Compton. Hopefully one day it will be… Continue Reading
Adam Lemp’s third wife had a daughter from an earlier marriage that later married a Gottfried Pfaff. They both died, so Adam raised his step-grandson, Otto, who eventually unofficially took the Lemp name. He’s buried in an unrelated family plot… Continue Reading