This house’s façade tells a story. Its original slate roof tiles survive, but then it lost its front porch roof at some point, and someone tried to patch the mustard color brick, and then at some point, maybe before the… Continue Reading
The rehab of the old Shriners’ Hospital is complete, and it is now open as apartments. It won one of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis annual most improved awards for 2019.
Ever since 2008, I’ve been intrigued by the eastern blocks of the Central West End, which technically extends all the way to Vandeventer Avenue. Here is another post showing this area from 2016. The thoroughfare is cut up now by… Continue Reading
Update: Construction was completed in 2019. The old Shriners’ Hospital, still receiving the finishing touches on its renovation in this photograph, is now open as apartments.
As Barnes and Washington University Medical grew rapidly after World War II, they built and purchased Modernist buildings that were going up in the central corridor of the City, along streets such as Lindell Boulevard and Forest Park Avenue. Old… Continue Reading
People have been hyperventilating for years that this wonderful Spanish Colonial Revival building, which was built for a school that served the deaf, was going to be torn down. It is obviously being renovated right now, so everyone can calm… Continue Reading
The giant megaplex of hospitals that now make up one of the most prestigious and effective medical communities in the world was once a wealthy and upper middle class neighborhood. A few of those houses still stand, though they are… Continue Reading
A long time ago, Kingshighway went straight north, and then doglegged right in front of Barnes Hospital, before turning right in front of Forest Park (did you know technically there are a couple of acres of Forest Park east of… Continue Reading
Designed by Sarmiento, the Archdiocese Chancery is a unique building, much more adorned that the AAA further east on Lindell. The small details, like the paving stones above, and the door handle below, show that Modernism is not always devoid… Continue Reading
The New Cathedral is an interesting mix of architectural styles: there are certainly elements of hulking German or French Romanesque Revival on the exterior, but there are also Byzantine elements that remind me of the church of Hagia Sophia in… Continue Reading