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 was the McLaughlin Funeral Home for years, and then was sold to a new owner. See more of Missouri Avenue in this post from September of 2019.
Update: This is truly terrible post, and I’ve learned much more about St. Louis history since writing this way back in 2007. Editor, July 2019. First of all, I apologize for the delay in substantive posts; I’ve not had the… Continue Reading