I would be interested in learning what this was originally. Was this Wellston’s library, or perhaps post office? It is a grand building, most recently a church, just off the Wellston Loop strip, on Irving Avenue and Cote Brilliante.
Update: Thanks to longtime and valued reader Tom Maher, this was identified as Chris Christen Pontiac. The identification was corroborated by old advertisements in the Post-Dispatch. I found this old building, just east of Kienlen Avenue at 6171 Natural Bridge… Continue Reading
The Roman Catholic parish of Notre Dame de Lourdes in Wellston, just a stone’s throw from the St. Louis border, was open from 1902 to 1992, when it closed and sold to a Pentecostal church. I am not sure, but… Continue Reading
The “Central West End” is an artificial construct! It was all one giant neighborhood, known as the West End (which still exists as a smaller neighborhood to the west), before redlining separated out the part north of Delmar and condemned… Continue Reading
I checked in on The Ville, the historic middle class African American neighborhood in the North Side. Unfortunately, there is still more abandonment, and this strange collapse, which looks like the house is falling into the basement. It is too… Continue Reading
This building sits in a sort of no-man’s land, right next to N. Florissant, on a street that doesn’t look like it’s been paved in decades. It has 16,000 square feet if you’re looking for that much space.
Why do I keep coming back to the old abandoned nursing home at Blair and Grand? Its sudden, rapid vandalism is still so shocking to me, and others. Its out of town owners don’t seem to care. I do know… Continue Reading
I think College Hill has such a cool variety of housing styles, having developed slowly over the decades. There are not really any long rows of the same houses, but rather a mixture of buildings from wood frame flounders to… Continue Reading
I checked up on those historic houses on Samuel Shepard Drive, the rare survivors of the upper middle class residential district built right after the Civil War. They are owned by the State of Missouri. The house below is stable,… Continue Reading
And here are the rest, including this Second Empire house above, and this ghost building left on the wall of its still standing neighbor below. This house below is in bad shape, with other abandonment nearby. It guess this house… Continue Reading