Its broad, beautiful brick wall has been marred, its roof is sagging more, but this giant house on St. Louis Avenue holds on.
One the streets where Dan once walked, the houses are mostly abandoned now. I hope he’s alright, wherever he ended up. I had checked on him last year, and he was gone.
There are a wealth of beautiful houses lining the side streets north of Cass Avenue and the once-fashionable Midtown. Sadly, it does not seem like redevelopment will make it to this unique neighborhood in time. The stunning Second Empire rowhouses… Continue Reading
I went back and drove down MLK Dr, which was obviously at some point a major artery from the northwest side of the city. I realized that the front of this building, and the ones below, date from when the… Continue Reading
The light was wonderful on Saturday, so I snapped some photos of St. Liborius, one of my favorite churches in St. Louis. I actually like the contrast of brick and stone better than if it were completely cut stone.
Another one of those buildings I’ve photographed before, but then can’t find the pictures, this old factory is still sitting vacant. Apparently it had serious EPA violations before closing. The giant dust collector has not been stolen by scrappers, amazingly.
Old wooden houses survive around the city, such as this little cluster on Vandeventer Avenue, just south of St. Louis Avenue. They might appear in Compton and Dry, and they definitely were built before this block was annexed into the… Continue Reading
This Second Empire house, and its two-story half flounder neighbor, sit next to each other on a quiet street. They’re both abandoned now, but perhaps one day they will come back to life.