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.
Heading through JeffVanderLou on North Market, one inevitably sees something new, or more often, a house or two that is even more devastated than the last time. This house sits all by itself now, with nothing surrounding it. It looks… Continue Reading
Not completely ruined yet, but I found the house interesting, nonetheless. It was probably one of the first houses out this far, almost to Kingshighway.
I’ve been following this poor building for years; I think I vaguely remember it intact, years ago; I think this is the house during despoliation. It was attacked as late as 2010, or earlier. So this house has been sitting… Continue Reading