I’d never been over to St. Clair Square Mall, and I wanted to view this important component of sprawl out of East St. Louis in the 1960’s. The old Famous Barr dome brings back memories of the now lost West… Continue Reading
The massive, Brutalist Dillard’s building is not without its charms. The reflective glass has begun to fade on the front entrance. I like the details of the restaurant’s windows, which puncture the side of the white brick facade.
Eden Seminary, in Webster Groves features a beautiful, if standard English Gothic main building, but I’m more intrigued by the library built in the lawn in front of the older academic hall. The massing of this strange, Brutalist building seems… Continue Reading
The county courthouse is massive, and its repeating pattern design makes it seem even more so. I liked the old one better, but obviously it was too small. The courthouse and nearby jail even have their own Bridge of Sighs,… Continue Reading
This failed mall on the riverfront in Southwest appears to have been largely demolished for redevelopment. It was a total failure, but what was cool is that it was suspended in the 1960’s, complete with its sole remaining tenant, a… Continue Reading
Photo by Matthew G. Bisanz. Having lived in DC for six years, I distinctly remember this Brutalist church at the corner of I and 16th Sts NW. Apparently they want to tear it down because they think it is ugly.… Continue Reading