Westminster Place continues on west from Walton Avenue, and the architecture continues to impress. I was also reminded of something else that many people do not talk about, or have forgotten: many of the residents of the Central West End… Continue Reading
First off, look at this amazing stump! Alright then, moving along, as soon as we move past the gates of Fullerton Place, we are on regular Westminster Place, and the tone of the streetscape completely changes as we walk past… Continue Reading
Moving along to the west past Taylor Avenue, we see more Renaissance and Beaux-Arts mansions mixed in with Romanesque Revival houses, which were rapidly going out of style by the time this street was being developed. And garages have become… Continue Reading
Over the next week or so, I’m going to be looking at three major east-west streets in the Central West End, starting at or ending at Boyle Avenue in the east, where I feel like the historic fabric of the… Continue Reading
Second Presbyterian Church traces its founding back to 1838, the same year Adam Lemp arrived in St. Louis. Its first location was purchased in the first addition to St. Louis west of the original town plat of the city, which… Continue Reading
I was walking by the old St. George’s Chapel on Olive at Pendleton on a sunny day, and decided to take more cheerful photographs of the converted church.
Designed by Mauran, Russell and Garden in 1907, Second Baptist Church has been sitting vacant for a long time now. Various plans have fallen through, from I understand, due to a lack of parking. As can be seen below, the… Continue Reading
The former Delmar Baptist Church at 4300 Delmar Boulevard, is a classic example of the Romanesque Revival style of houses of worship popular in the Central Corridor of the city. After leaving this location, the congregation moved to Skinker-DeBaliviere; they… Continue Reading
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.