Anyone remember Watkins Furniture and Fuel? It looks like it was a huge store at one point, spreading across several different buildings. The stained glass is beautiful.
I like the mixture of apartments, stores and houses, all from different periods of time in the decades before and after the yer 1900. The apartments below are still in good condition, despite that many are now owned by negligent… Continue Reading
I love the commercial strip along South Broadway in Carondelet, where there is a mixture of different architectural styles, many preserved while their counterparts in downtown are gone.
I’ve long been worried about the cluster of historic stone and other brick and wood frame houses that form the core of a neighborhood that goes back to at least the Civil War, or even before, when James Eads built… Continue Reading
Constructed in 1921, this house was once the residence of Mae Walsh Foristel. It is overgrown, almost as if it is vacant. The large gates lead up to a driveway to the house.
Designed by architect E. J. Hess in 1899, the house was first occupied by August and Dorothea Schulz. They were members of the Veiled Prophet, as well as rowers out at Creve Coeur Lake. It is a beautiful house, sited… Continue Reading
Whoa, things sure have blossomed around here since the last time I photographed the incredibly historic Vulcan Street in Carondelet. I fear for the future of these houses; it’s too isolated down this way.
This rare, board and batten, or “Carpenter” Gothic Revival house sits on the northern edge of Carondelet, a survivor from long ago. It was brought to my attention by David Conradsen and Lynn Josse. Simplifying the Gothic arch with two… Continue Reading
The railroad came to what would become Holly Hills first, and it remains. There are far more at-grade crossings than in central St. Louis.
I was out in Carondelet east of Broadway doing some photography for my recent article about stone houses, when I cam upon this oddity. Wood frame, covered in a myriad of building materials, can we honestly believe that this house… Continue Reading