Leave it to St. Louis to not think of anything to use the old bus terminal, formerly Cass Bank, before it was destroyed by vandals. Planning ahead is not a strong suit of City leadership.
Whoa, things sure have blossomed around here since the last time I photographed the incredibly historic Vulcan Street in Carondelet. I fear for the future of these houses; it’s too isolated down this way.
I wrote about the historic houses from the 1870s in Tower Grove East a while back in St. Louis Magazine, and this old guy is extremely historic, predating most of the houses in the neighborhood. It looks like it was… Continue Reading
Under no circumstance should you get close the Clemens Mansion; the walls are far too unstable. I captured these images with a zoom lens. But you don’t need to worry about getting access if you want to risk your life;… Continue Reading
As I walked west on Cass Avenue, towards the smoldering ruins of the Clemens Mansion, the sound of water trickling as it ran out of pipes and gutters reached my ears. The firefighters had to engage in some massive forestry… Continue Reading
There is so much good happening in Old North, but there are still houses that haven’t been saved yet.
I went back and visited the area around Sullivan Avenue, where I had visited almost two years ago. This part of JeffVanderLou is different than much of the rest of the neighborhood; it was where judges, doctors and other high… Continue Reading
I’ve been coming back to this beautiful stretch of Hebert Street, which has the critical mass to be holding up, even after the arsons coming around on a decade ago. There are some interesting little houses along here, such as… Continue Reading
We were stopped at the light on Grand at Blair, so I decided to kill some time and roll my window down and snap the above picture of the abandoned Orthodox Jewish Old Home, whose despoliation I have covered for… Continue Reading
Judging from the pumps, this building has been vacant for a while now. Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture June 22 and 29, 2017 from 10:00-12:00 on the work of famous architects who also left their mark on… Continue Reading