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
Who says Chesterfield has no history?! Faust Park, in the St. Louis County Parks system, has assembled a coterie of some of the most significant and interesting houses from West County, primarily from the Chesterfield area. The Conway House, seen… Continue Reading
I don’t know anything about this church, other than its location. It’s in the middle of the Green Trails subdivision in Chesterfield. Green Trails was an early 1980’s attempt at mixed-use development, with houses, churches, businesses and offices all commingled… Continue Reading
Logan College of Chiropractic has some cool buildings, including this funky 1970’s carillon tower.
This post could perhaps alternately be entitled “Four Corners,” because it is very much the story of how four corners can have so different fates. Starting from top to bottom: 1) The site of a large house that has sat… Continue Reading
Far out in western St. Louis County are the remnants of past industries, towns and plantations. The hamlet of Centaur, now just a part of Chesterfield, is one such example of a place where people lived and worked in greater… Continue Reading