These houses are doomed, one by one. The old quarry underneath is reasserting itself. Be careful when you buy property in South City.
Sanborn maps proved years ago that this interesting house on Utah was in fact a brick half flounder. For better or for worse, the siding has fallen off, proving its construction. I hope help comes in time.
Another school sits vacant and vandalized; this time it is the old parish school of St. Thomas Aquinas. The caramel terracotta, seen in Southwest St. Louis, looks like marble.
The South Riverfront, cut off by cliffs and I-55, is not as immediately accessible as the North Riverfront. But it still holds its curiosities, like this elevator, below. These cliffs looks natural, as they seem to undulate, as if water… Continue Reading
There was a perfectly fine Colonial Revival house on this property, which is a valuable parcel of land that includes land for horses and a large stable. The house has been under construction now for quite a while, and building… Continue Reading
The near south riverfront, just below the Arch grounds on the Mississippi, is still a fascinating place. This giant crane, for example, is a mystery to me; what was it used for? Then there’s this giant railroad trestle, which slowly… Continue Reading
More destruction since I documented the ladders and ropes hanging from the roof of St. Augustine. More sad damage appears on the front; probably due to falling masonry(?) or something, some of the flamboyant Gothic details above the main portal… Continue Reading
You don’t see this much any more down on the Levee. It’s neat to see, but the ranks of riverboats once seen along here will never happen again.
So I get why they needed to block off Lewis Place to install the new smokestacks, but were there any hearings, debates or announcements that the street, owned by the people of St. Louis, not TriGen, would be blocked off?… Continue Reading
University Street in the St. Louis Place neighborhood is beautiful. I wish more people understood how many residents are working hard and are proud of their community. Sadly, I realized that the church on the corner is now abandoned.