3300 Block of Michigan, Benton Park West

Benton Park West, really the northern tip of Dutchtown, is easily one of my favorite neighborhoods. This is the 3300 block of Michigan, which captures the neighborhood’s identity well. Construction started around the Civil War, so the housing stock, like… Continue Reading


Benton Park West, Revisited Again

Apartment living to many St. Louisans is not glamorous, but for most of this city’s history, the wealthy and well-to-do lived in exquisite apartment buildings, such as these two, mixed in with other houses. I got back to photograph these… Continue Reading


Old Concordia Theological Seminary

One hundred years ago, it must have been something to travel down South Jefferson, and come across what amounted to a veritable acropolis of German Lutheran society. The Lutheran Hospital, Lutheran School of Nursing, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Concordia Publishing,… Continue Reading