Senior citizens interested in attending my lecture at OASIS about influential architects who have left their marks on St. Louis can sign up for a two-week class on June 12th and 19th, 2019, by clicking here and searching for class… Continue Reading
George W. Baumhoff was the general manager of the St. Louis Transit Company. According to the Missouri History Museum, he owned an estate of several hundred acres out by Valley Park, called “Treecourt,” which I can verify is sort of… Continue Reading
Logan D. Dameron seems to have been the president of the Southwestern Book and Publishing Company, and this monument sits on his burial plot. It has acquired quite a bit of patina on it over the years, with its Flamboyant… Continue Reading
A Lieutenant in the United States Navy during the Civil War, Wilson McGunnegle served on board the U.S.S. St. Louis, sadly dying of tuberculosis in Annapolis, Maryland later on during the conflict. He has one of what is easily the… Continue Reading
I had never really looked at this mausoleum before, and I found some interesting details, such as this angel in bas-relief on the front door. I imagine the angel is an allusion to the one discovered in Christ’s tomb after… Continue Reading
I had never noticed these flowers blooming like this before at Bellefontaine Cemetery in the spring.
I like the different perspective that the winter brings to Bellefontaine Cemetery with the leaves off the trees, as the lay of the land is more obvious with its undulations and dips and bobs. The light is harsh and stark,… Continue Reading
I experimented around with different vantage points of the Busch Mausoleum, which was looking resplendent in the autumn light at Bellefontaine Cemetery.
There was a golden layer of leaves on the ground in Bellefontaine Cemetery when I visited a couple of weeks ago, and the light made everything glow.
I stopped around the center of Bellefontaine Cemetery and noticed a couple of elegant family plots, including the Campbell and Ranken squares, each centered around an obelisk. But I was also intrigued by this monument with a mother and two… Continue Reading