Otto Stiefel’s old Union Brewery became Falstaff Plant No. 2, where the brewery continued to expand. Unfortunately, the central core of the plant, on the triangular block, has been demolished; its auxiliary buildings still stand. Interestingly, this image changes my… Continue Reading
I’m sure many of my readers are curious about the proposed football stadium in the Near North Riverfront just north of Laclede’s Landing, hemmed in today by I-44, I-70, the MLK Bridge and the river. It is an incredibly interesting… Continue Reading
Last used as the headquarters of the St. Louis health department, the old Missouri Theater Building is now being rehabbed into a blues club and apartments. It’s the last major building in Grand Center to be redeveloped, and will certainly… Continue Reading
Sometimes I drive around the North Side, and I lose track of where I’m at. The above photo is in Hyde Park. The photo above is in the Near North Side. The house below: I have no idea where it… Continue Reading
I was out in Carondelet east of Broadway doing some photography for my recent article about stone houses, when I cam upon this oddity. Wood frame, covered in a myriad of building materials, can we honestly believe that this house… Continue Reading
What does the future of St. Augustine’s hold?
Constructed in 1911, the Municipal Courts building has sat empty now for many years. When will a developer find a use for this majestic building? Hopefully soon.
Tucked up in the bend of I-70 that now leaves most of its streets truncated to the north, I found the most interesting, quiet part of the Northside. The area still has a fair amount of wood frame houses, indicating… Continue Reading