Above: Bob Reuter’s boyhood home in the Fairgrounds neighborhood. I always go back and take a mental inventory of where I was when a friend of mine passes away. What was going on, and did I feel anything different? I… Continue Reading
Update: See the street and its houses around the school here. I think Shenandoah Elementary is one of my favorite school buildings in the City of St. Louis. It’s an interesting mix of Spanish architectural revival elements, but what really… Continue Reading
It was a cold day, but Grand Center was devoid of human life except for the automobiles driving by on Grand Blvd. Update: The building below, the former Missouri Theater, was converted into the Angad Arts Hotel by the Lawrence… Continue Reading
It’s one of the more unique places in the United States, the corner of 16th Street, Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Columbia Road and Harvard Street Northwest. Three churches, all in their own unique styles, cluster at this boisterous and congested intersection. … Continue Reading
While the cathedral of Kansas City is much smaller than St. Louis’s own basilica on Lindell, I still found it a beautiful and unique structure. Firmly embedded in the fanciful eclecticism of the Nineteenth Century, it is an interesting mix… Continue Reading
Recently, while in Chicago, Rob Powers and I drove around looking for all of the churches that I’ve always seen from the interstates and wondered what they were like. One in particular, right down in one of the oldest parts… Continue Reading
I love the ornament of the Fox Theater in Grand Center, but I get annoyed every time I hear its architecture described as Byzantine-Moresque. What the heck is that? In reality, it clearly shows the influence of the Churrigueresque style… Continue Reading
Update: See the interior of the cathedral from my trip to St. Paul in 2018 from this pot from April of 2020.
The U.S. Naval Academy has the most unique chapel on its campus in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. It looks like a giant reproduction of the great church in Rome, the Gesu.