Kingshighway south of Lindell is dominated by apartment buildings, but most importantly by the hospitals which have come to symbolize the east end of Forest Park. The Park Plaza tower to the north will always be a landmark, above, but… Continue Reading
They sure do stack ’em high, as sometimes contributor to this website, Jeff Phillips, once famously said back when we were in college.
Twenty years ago, when I would spend time in my friend’s family restaurant, the Majestic, I would have never imagined the way in which the Central West End south of Lindell would have been transformed in the last ten years.… Continue Reading
No one I know who lives in the city likes seeing churches go dark, and I was concerned when this congregation closed a couple of years ago. But the goods news came when this was converted into residential, keeping the… Continue Reading
This is when I turn to my readers for help: does anyone know about the ArtCraft Venetian Blind Company? Their building has been stabilized on Olive Street in the eastern Central West End (well, satellite images show that the main… Continue Reading
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