The stunning renovation of the old Cherokee Brewery is continuing, with tuckpointing having removed the ugly red paint that had slathered the building for decades. The brick masonry between the two huge doors will be replaced soon, and the doors… Continue Reading
I caught Holy Cross Lutheran Church at a perfect time of day, as the late winter light hit its red brick. Please join me for my lecture about the Green Book and St. Louis at the Missouri History Museum, February… Continue Reading
Tract housing has always been around, and this row of houses, built at the same time, creates a rhythm as one walks down the street.
The Casa Loma Ballroom continues to be a landmark on Cherokee Street. While the Cinderella continues the replacement of its original terracotta. But an old Anheuser-Busch pub still sits in limbo, its owner holding out.
The renovation of the old Cherokee Brewery into Earthbound continues, with a complete removal of that awful red paint, and tuckpointing giving new life to this ancient structure. It will be amazing when complete. Ghost signs have appeared… …while the… Continue Reading
I love the architecture of Benton Park West, with its stately Second Empire architecture. Look at this house, with its second and third floors sticking out, or look at the beautiful terracotta ornament below.
St. Matthew’s is just one of many closed German Lutheran churches left scattered around the city. It’s a nice example of a German Gothic Hallkirche, where the buttresses are attached and there is no transept. Look at those little flying… Continue Reading
Weird things abound in this city, the result of the slow, often hodgepodge rate of development. But sometimes, those weird things survive up to the present day, such as the “funky alley,” as I call it, just southwest of the… Continue Reading