I would love to know the story behind this house. It is similar to the house next door (not pictured), but it clearly became something else, like a doctor’s office, maybe. Look at that porch and the curve of the… Continue Reading
I was surprised to discover that this always-bustling grocery store had closed. The St. Louis Business Journal has the story of why it closed. Much of the North Side still had corner stores, or even liquor stores, but my observations… Continue Reading
I have not photographed the West End in a long time. It is such beautiful area, so close to prosperous areas south of Delmar, and I wonder why in this day and age, where the disastrous effects of redlining are… Continue Reading
Oh dear, the oldest house in St. Louis, from 1829, is sitting abandoned and plywood covers its windows and doors. Does anyone know what happened? It was fine two years ago.
The architecture of the West End, just north of the Loop, is stunning. I can’t believe city government decided to “disinvest” this area, ie “give up on.” There are still so many beautiful houses and they are just sitting here,… Continue Reading
I covered this block years ago, and reported on how reckless speculation left these buildings abandoned. It is just trashed around here, right by a major intersection like MLK Dr and Kingshighway.
A one lane stretch of Glasgow Avenue heads south from the the Eliot School at North Florissant Avenue. Barely wide enough for a single car with the parked cars, it has some interesting houses. Then there is this interesting storefront,… Continue Reading
It’s just getting worse and worse around here at the old abandoned nursing home. There has been more and more deterioration and more vandalism.
The famous blue house seems to be abandoned, unfortunately, much like the house below. The abandoned houses in the footprint of the Northside TIF are still wasting away, as well. These little houses could have been nice starter homes,… Continue Reading