I could have sworn I remember the building on the left being occupied in the recent past.
Noted architect Theodore Rapp designed this row of small bungalows, each originally possessing a small hipped roof with alternating one or two pyramid roof ornaments. Each one is now slightly unique, after some owners tore off the hipped roof or changed… Continue Reading
It’s hard to tell what the bozos are doing up in the area marked for eminent domain. Here are s I think both of these houses will be demolished soon. North of St. Louis Avenue, there are still some very… Continue Reading
The graffiti that had marred the front facade of St. Augustine’s in the aftermath of the apprehension of a drug dealer/violent felon/tagger has already been removed. Which strikes me as very curious, as there’s lots of graffiti in this city,… Continue Reading
A reader sent me these photos of the interior of Central High School, which is just about completely destroyed inside now.
In the first year of this website, I visited the Scott Joplin House. I hadn’t been back on foot until last month; I drove through back in late July. Why is that? Scott Joplin is a fascinating character, and incredibly… Continue Reading
Midtown has been reimagined several times, first as an extension of the downtown area in the early Twentieth Century, and then again in the 1950s as there seems to be an attempt at keeping the neighborhood relevant. These small Modernist… Continue Reading
Records show that the tall, beautiful Beaux-Arts style warehouse was the part of the Monument Plumbing Supply Company in 1917. Its architecture shows the influence of Roman architecture, with a dentilated cornice and strong vertical lines dominated by pilasters. There… 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
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