Lindell was originally lined with mansion, and most of them were swept away in redevelopment, some of which is itself historic now. But it must have been truly incredible to ride in a carriage down the avenue, seeing all of… Continue Reading
I love the mighty row of apartment buildings on Lindell in between Taylor and Euclid. They’re mostly from the early Twentieth Century, but there’s a couple of more recent ones that actually fit in pretty well. Continuing west towards… Continue Reading
It never ceases to amaze me that the fortunes of a neighborhood can be so finite across ward boundaries, as they are in the Central West End. Look at these houses; they would go for a fortune south of here,… Continue Reading
I’ve been surprised how long it’s been taking to tear down the old Jewish Hospital; I suppose they have to be more careful since it’s in such a high traffic area. But it’s left some stunning, gravity-defying ruins in the… Continue Reading
The old Temple Israel synagogue in the Central West End is easily the most impressive Beaux-Arts building in St. Louis, even if it is certainly not the largest. Built on a grand scale according to the plans of Barnett, Haynes… Continue Reading
I find Holy Corners fascinating in its interesting mix of seemingly incongruous architectural styles with the denomination of the original owners of the buildings. Take Second Baptist Church, for example; this Italian Renaissance/Romanesque/Gothic conglomeration is hardly the architectural style I… Continue Reading
Really, what is the point of the funky things sticking out from the top of the building? A Post-Modernist cornice of sorts?
Barnes-Jewish Hospital continues to make its mark on the east side of Kingshighway across from Forest Park. In a couple of years, a massive new building will rise on the blocks north of Children’s Hospital. The design, which you can… Continue Reading