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
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.
Update: Completely destroyed by suspected arson in the early morning hours of July 12, 2017. The City of St. Louis cut ties with Paul McKee’s Northside in June of 2018. At the Clemens Mansion in St. Louis Place, I had the… Continue Reading
One time while visiting Jefferson Barracks, I headed north and discovered this wonderful convent and its neighboring school. The site occupies a dramatic site above the Mississippi River, and dominates the small neighborhood around it. Notre Dame High School is… Continue Reading
Tower Grove House in the Botanical Gardens is one of those great examples of Italianate architecture in the middle of the city. Above is what I consider one of the iconic images of the garden, looking through the gates of… Continue Reading
Update: This very historic mansion was damaged in the famous 1896 tornado, it is now the McLaughlin Funeral Home.