This building is such a massive pile. Not the most elegant building in downtown St. Louis, but it has some beauty to it in its giant proportions.
Heading south on N. 25th Street, there is a wide variety of interesting houses from the mid to late 19th Century on the east side of the street. I love the flounder house (yes, it’s technically a type of flounder),… Continue Reading
I went back by Father Dickson Cemetery, a historic African American cemetery off of Sappington Road, which I visited back in 2015 for a story for St. Louis Magazine. It still looks great, and is a model for maintaining a… Continue Reading
I photographed the Hudson Bridge grave at Bellefontaine Cemetery a while back. It turns out his company’s factory, which moved out to the northwest side of the city in 1921, in still standing. The company made stoves, cake tins and even… Continue Reading
Wow, I just discovered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the St. Louis area, and also one of the oldest: New Mount Sinai Cemetery, located just beyond the city limits out Gravois, where there are of course many other… Continue Reading
This abandoned barbershop just off of Page Boulevard has an interesting mural on the side of it, which is still holding up even though it looks like the storefront has been abandoned for a while now.
The massive University City High School was designed by Hugo K. Graf and Wilber Tyson Trueblood, in what I would describe as an Art Deco style. It combines older sculpting traditions with more modern aesthetics in massing and line. It… Continue Reading
I love finding these old houses in Midtown built right after the Civil War, such as the one above, right in the Gothic Revival shadow of St. Alphonsus Ligori, still an active parish church. It also seems like the Stockton… Continue Reading
While much of Nineteenth Century St. Louis’s factories have been demolished, there are still a ton of early Twentieth Century industrial buildings in the northwestern quadrant of the city over across into the county, including this cool factory, with the… Continue Reading
The famous globe still sits as the centerpiece of the park, and the nice weather brought out thousands of people in the long avenues of the greenspace. The Queens Museum is nearby, as well.