The county seat of Scotland County, Memphis, sits high on elevated ground looking out over the farmland of northeastern Missouri. It is a pretty town, with a dramatic setting. It has at least one National Register property, Downing House, which… Continue Reading
Green City sits in between Kirskville and Milan, and has some interesting house stock, a small downtown, and several beautiful churches. Green Castle is a smaller town to the east of Green City; it possesses a few streets off of… Continue Reading
The road heading north from Shelbina into Shelbyville, the county seat, is lined with abandoned houses. An elevator dominates the east side of the road. Relatively isolated away from major highways, the town is still small. The courthouse, designed by… Continue Reading
Based off of classical architecture, the Lewis Place gates show the influence of Roman triumphal arches such as the Arch of Titus.
What a bunch of wonderful four-family flats! They all have the same floorplans, probably, but each one is individualized on the front facade. Sadly, most are vacant.
St. Louisans, until apparently the latter half of the 20th Century, always peacefully coexisted as renter and owner on the same block. Check out these apartments up above–there were certainly many high class places around the city. West Belle Place… Continue Reading
It’s sort of interesting; they built tract housing back in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, but they just did a really good job of hiding it! But what I always see in these rows of houses is rhythm, the… Continue Reading
Newberry Terrace is a beautiful street, but its future is uncertain. Look at those houses, and imagine what it was like, and if we had the right attitude about reinvestment, what it could be again.
Wow, what an amazing structure! The old Shaare Zedek Synagogue is now occupied by the equally historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, but the beauty of the house of worship still shows through. I find Jewish architecture intriguing. Since it… Continue Reading
The interior of the McLean County Courthouse is stunning, with a central rotunda that stretches from the first floor up into the dome. Due to a net that stretches across the base of the dome to prevent plaster from falling… Continue Reading