Chances are, unless the house was built before the city annexed the neighborhood, if you see a wood frame house, it is very old, as in Civil War or older. Old North is a very old neighborhood, and was even… Continue Reading
These Second Empire houses are holding up well; they could easily be rehabbed despite being abandoned. This one could probably be, too, if Paul McKee would sell it to a rehabber. I’ve asked this question numerous times, but it still… Continue Reading
Supposedly the largest cold storage facility when it was built in 1922, the Federal Cold Storage Company demonstrates the once and continued importance of North Broadway to the transportation and warehousing of food to the area around Produce Row. As… Continue Reading
The greater Dutchtown area, including Benton Park West, Gravois Park and the Dutchtown South neighborhoods, is still one of the most beautiful parts of the city. Stately brick houses, with a variety of styles, shows what the future could be… Continue Reading
The Railway Exchange in October 2015 is largely vacant.
The irony of the 1901 Laclede Power Company and its famous sign that fronts the river is that it was bought by Laclede Power and Light in 1907. It apparently had five smokestacks 120 feet tall that have long since… Continue Reading
Across from the old Concordia Seminary are these Second Empire buildings; I like how the city came right up to the institutions which once peppered the South Side. No giant swaths of parking separating the neighborhood from the seminary.