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. Update: I checked back in on the houses above in early… 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. Update: Eventually cleaned up for the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in 2017. The City of St. Louis cut ties with Paul McKee’s Northside in June of 2018. The rubble sat there for a very long time.
Update: many of these wood skeletons still stood as early July of 2018. The City of St. Louis cut ties with Paul McKee’s Northside in June of 2018.
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
Update: The building above has been demolished. I often tell people that large numbers of people once lived in the areas now east of I-70 and I-55, but that the interstates destroyed their connection to the rest of the city… 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
Update: Demolished for the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in 2017. The City of St. Louis cut ties with Paul McKee’s Northside in June of 2018. I have no idea what this building looked like originally. I know it must have been… Continue Reading