More brick has spalled out at collapse on the weakened chimney of the old house on Samuel Shepard. Looking back to my August pictures, I can now see that it was already weakened. It was never meant to be exposed… Continue Reading
Your tax dollars at work! The State of Missouri has jealously owned a group of historic houses on Samuel Shepard Drive for a couple of decades, and now the SaLees Kennard House has suffered a collapse of its back service… Continue Reading
A demolition permit was issued for $10,000 in late October to wreck the old Second Empire townhouse that once stood connected to Jamison Memorial Church. A friend tipped me off to the recent events. The later wing built to the… Continue Reading
Designed by Klipstein and Rathmann and completed in 1930, the Civil Courts Building was probably one of the last generation of major Beaux-Arts buildings in America. Its form is based off the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, with an extended base but… Continue Reading
The small details, such the Flamboyant Gothic bell tower, to the lettering on a cornerstone, Christ Church Cathedral is a fascinating structure. Below, when the bell tower was built in the Early Twentieth Century, a window was blocked up, below.… Continue Reading
One of the oldest churches in the city, Christ Church Cathedral is a nice example of Gothic Revival. As is blatant in the front portals and tower, there were later, early Twentieth Century additions, creating one of the few errors… Continue Reading
Designed by H. William Kirchner in 1905, what later became the home to Ludwig Aeolian Building, this narrow building reminds us that not all the great treasures of downtown are massive office buildings. Inspired by the Renaissance and the architecture… Continue Reading
I sometimes forget about the Frisco Building; it was never abandoned, and thus never gained publicity for a splashy rehabilitation. It just chugs along, probably one of the few historic skyscrapers in downtown that has never gone dark.