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
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
This house, at 3022 Wyoming, has always fascinated me. Now, after doing some research, it intrigues me even more. City records state that the Mansard roofed house, which sits all the way on the alley line, allowing for a huge… Continue Reading
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
How sad how the past is forgotten when those who lived it are gone. The old Lutheran Hospital, for me, is one such example. I have absolutely no recollection of this place existing, and I only discovered it after wondering… Continue Reading
Across from the old Concordia Seminary are these Second Empire buildings; I like how the city came right up to the institutions which once peppered the South Side. No giant swaths of parking separating the neighborhood from the 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
But Benton Park West north of Arsenal is not all 1870s houses; the house above, encased in the stone work I learned to get used to in Baltimore (where it is ubiquitous), has recently been restored. Below, I love this… Continue Reading