Just another abandoned building, right? It will be torn down one day and no one will have noticed. But that is the problem.
If you’ve ever spent much time in the West End and the Fountain Park neighborhoods, you might have noticed a very strange, almost street-like avenue that cuts between the buildings and has “no trespassing” signs guarding each entrance. It is… Continue Reading
I have no idea what Mr. Titsworth, the owner of this stately storefront and accompanying apartment building, has in mind for his property, but I do not approve of it. Easily one of the most architecturally inventive buildings in the… Continue Reading
Sitting in the shadow of the Roberts Brothers building on North Kingshighway, is this stunning symphony in brick, a complete row of four-family flats now all completely abandoned on Aldine Place. The Roberts Brothers, according to property records, own every… Continue Reading
A friend introduced me to a fascinating block of houses whose construction, unlike much of the city, spanned at least four decades. It is the 4700 block of Cote Brilliante, in what is sometimes called the Kingsway East neighborhood. I… Continue Reading
Last year, during the controversial demolition of the historic Rock Hill Presbyterian Church, I predicted that the addition of yet another gas station in the small stretch of Manchester Road controlled by Rock Hill would prove fatal for the older,… Continue Reading
Dating from 1848, this old Italianate farmhouse, like others throughout the city, was later surrounded by the rest of Tower Grove East; its fate continues to lie in limbo.
The old stone house in Lafayette Square is not doing well; little has changed since I photographed it back in late 2011.
Amazing how a change of seasons and the passage of over half a year can change a building. The old farmhouse outside of Washington, Illinois, is still clinging to life, but as you can see from earlier pictures, there has… Continue Reading
One of Paul McKee’s houses in Old North St. Louis went up in flames last week. No one knows how. I realized I had featured this house, or at least its trash-strewn side-lot, in a post four years ago.