I never thought Chesterfield Mall would join the ranks of Dead Malls in St. Louis. But it has, and despite surviving the Great Recession, it was done in by the two new outlet malls further west. I used to love… Continue Reading
This old motel, out Chesterfield Airport Road, is a mystery to me. I vaguely remember the motel being in business several years ago, but I don’t remember much about it. I like the log cabin theme, and many motels of… Continue Reading
African-Americans, brought to West County as slaves, have a rich history that dates back to the beginning of the American settlement of the area. While the church has now moved, the cemetery, dating back to the Nineteenth Century, remains.
Awesome! I can’t wait until two competing outlet malls, two miles apart, and right across the interstate from the partially vacant Chesterfield Commons and just a stone’s throw from Chesterfield Mall, open in Gumbo Flats! My parents and I drove… Continue Reading
Will this farm be turned into a subdivision one day? I hope not since it sits right on Clarkson Road, reminding everyone how much better the county could have turned out.
I made it back out to the hamlet of Centaur, which is now being swallowed up by suburban development. It’s slow, I should say, as this McMansion has been under construction now for years, and seems abandoned. I finally figured… Continue Reading
I drove back by Old Slave Road, and was surprised to see that the road is now signed with its historic name, as well as its modern name, Spiceberry Lane.
For my 1000th post at Saint Louis Patina, I considered having a “greatest hits” or featuring my favorite St. Louis buildings and neighborhoods. Then I realized I had already done that back on my third anniversary, which was only a… Continue Reading
The Mertz Cabin above is an early example of a log cabin the Chesterfield area; while log cabins may seem primitive, in reality they required a fair amount of ingenuity. Above is the Davis House, where my parents’ good friend… Continue Reading