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
I went back and checked out some of the wonderful old houses in the Olivette Park neighborhood of East St. Louis. I think the building below is at least partly occupied.
Leave it to St. Louis to not think of anything to use the old bus terminal, formerly Cass Bank, before it was destroyed by vandals. Planning ahead is not a strong suit of City leadership.
We were stopped at the light on Grand at Blair, so I decided to kill some time and roll my window down and snap the above picture of the abandoned Orthodox Jewish Old Home, whose despoliation I have covered for… Continue Reading
Anyone know much about this building? I cannot seem to find any information on when it was built, and who the architect was. This addition on the upper floors to the north was very well done, and works well with… Continue Reading
Dutchtown south on Compton is a truly beautiful neighborhood. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
It’s easy to miss the beautiful bank on the southeast corner of the bustling intersection of Jefferson and Gravois. Originally constructed in 1925, it was renovated in 1956, and the annex, now a separate business, was built in 1979