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
This building, facing Jefferson, will be torn down soon for the new NGA site. Look at the attention to beauty and detail so lacking from buildings today.
Famous for the long extension of its plot to protect the view of the mausoleum from the road, the Pierce Mausoleum contains some amazing bronzework. These lion footed torcheres flank the entrance. And the front doors contain these stunning lions… Continue Reading
I’ve always enjoyed the unique design of the Westlake Mausoleum, set out by itself and with a huge swath of grass in its plot. The typefont is also interesting.