I’ve said it countless times before, but I’m worried about the incredibly historic houses that are slowly being swallowed by the industrial buildings in the southeastern end of Carondelet, down by the river. Some are so old they are stone,… Continue Reading
If there’s anything positive to say since I stopped by Vulcan Street since last July, is that the out of control plant life is not as bad this year. But observant readers might notice I’ve added the “ruins” tag to… Continue Reading
Update: Demolished in the late winter and spring of 2020. 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. Update: See the decline of the… Continue Reading
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