The demolition of the old Crestwood Mall, and in particular its Stix, Baer and Fuller store, is accelerating as external evidence has appeared of interior demolition. The parking structure is long gone, and now the pavilion restaurant, once a hallmark… Continue Reading
Waterlooo, Iowa is a textbook example of how cities have purposely sabotaged themselves through an unquestioning belief in the suburbanization of America. The city once had a thriving downtown, anchored by Black’s Department Store, but in a fit of stupidity,… Continue Reading
This little guy is the last of what was originally five row houses, perhaps only saved because it used its stout neighbors for support. But it gets even more exciting on the side, where obvious signs of the neighboring house… Continue Reading
Just look at how beautiful these backyards are (and could be), shaded by this large tree. This is living close to your neighbors, requiring to actually get to know them.
I’m constantly drawn back to this row of houses, owned by the State of Missouri. Elegant, neighborly, and still full of potential since the State has stabilized them, they need to be sold to the right developer. This is a… Continue Reading
I wrote about this desolate block of Samuel Shepard Drive last month, discovering that a daughter of the founder of the Veiled Prophet probably lived here. It is marked for demolition by the State of Missouri, which owns the properties… Continue Reading
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