Years ago, when I photographed this old library before, it was the “Library Service Center,” whatever that is. There were not the piles of stone lying around the fenced in yard. I like this corner with “History” and “Travel” as… Continue Reading
Clay School is alive and well, and has received Prop S dollars to keep the building up to date. I hope it stays open for a long time. Its striking front entrance portal, complete with a colonnaded pediment above, welcomes… Continue Reading
Shenandoah Avenue has some amazing buildings, including these two four-family flats. They were built for the middle class, dispelling myths about these buildings being for low-income residents. Bob Reuter lived in the above building.
The greater Dutchtown area is so beautiful, with its wide variety of housing styles and terrain. I have so much hope for this neighborhood in the long term.
Perhaps what is most interesting about these houses in the West End neighborhood are the little details, such as the small oval window hiding under the front porch below. Or just look at those little jutting pinnacles below on a… Continue Reading
It’s just getting worse and worse around here at the old abandoned nursing home. There has been more and more deterioration and more vandalism.
I’ve been watching these proud houses slowly collapse, on what should be a desirable street, right across from a beautiful park. There are some well-maintained buildings, such as this house and office building. And these massive buildings are in great… Continue Reading
While this church reminds me of a Christian Scientist building, it is not, apparently.
Designed by architect E. J. Hess in 1899, the house was first occupied by August and Dorothea Schulz. They were members of the Veiled Prophet, as well as rowers out at Creve Coeur Lake. It is a beautiful house, sited… Continue Reading
I don’t really like calling out anybody who’s trying to do their best maintaining an historic structure. I am well aware of the costs involved, the expensive specialists who are qualified to work in old building materials, and the often… Continue Reading