Originally featured two years ago; they don’t get around to cleaning stuff up very fast up this way.
JeffVanderLou is easily one of the most devastated and forgotten neighborhoods in the city. Straddling Grand Boulevard, it is not in the news anymore, as there are few people left. This poor church, below, was ravaged by brick thieves years… Continue Reading
Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long? Lamentations 5:20
This is definitely not an April Fools’ Day post. Heading west from the old synagogue, we were shocked at the severe state of desolation and abandonment along Vernon Avenue. It was really, really sad to see this. This is St.… Continue Reading
You know, lost in all of the talk about the new stadium and the military installation, is that North St. Louis inside Grand Boulevard was destroyed in the last decade. Yes, there are houses left, and signs of proud life,… Continue Reading
The dilapidation of neighborhoods around St. Augustine, the church whose slow destruction I wrote about in June, also helps to create a feeling of hopelessness in the surrounding streets. Just south of the church, these two houses above are remnants… Continue Reading
There looks to be some demolition of the long ago brick rustled houses on St. Louis Avenue just east of Garrison Avenue. It has long been an embarrassing blight. The streetscape is changing because of the demolitions, and I have… Continue Reading
I return to this intersection often because it affords good views of St. Augustine a block away, but I still find the condition and life of the residential buildings on the other corners interesting to watch over the years. Just… Continue Reading
Going… Going… Going… Gone.