Lafayette Avenue in the Gate District has improved an amazing amount in the last decade, even with the tragic loss of Hodgen Elementary. With that, Garavaglia’s still sits empty and rapidly deteriorating as can be seen since I first photographed… Continue Reading
The newer part of Baden is looking so good, up by Riverview Boulevard south of the Halls Ferry Circle, but down closer to North Broadway, there are a lot of problems, much like I had observed in the winter of… Continue Reading
I’ve been creating new tags for notable streets in St. Louis that I feel represent great cross sections of architecture and culture (such as North Broadway or Cherokee, and the newly introduced South Jefferson), and I’m now introducing a “St.… Continue Reading
I looked at some of the industrial areas under the bridges and viaducts that cross over the Mill Creek Valley and its extensions west previously. Now we will look at some redevelopment around Grand Boulevard. Some of the buildings that… Continue Reading
I went back to capture some more images of the Krey Meat Packing Plant, which dominated the skyline of Hyde Park for generations. It is still being used for automobile part recycling, so it is not abandoned. Its smokestacks have… Continue Reading
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