Easily one of the largest and tallest of downtown’s historic core, the Syndicate Trust is one of my favorite buildings in the city. Restored several years ago, it looks ready for another one hundred years.
I was just remarking in June what a “nice warehouse” this was, so I was flabbergasted to hear that it has just been gutted by fire. Such a waste. It was actually a couple buildings. The warehouse was a frequent… Continue Reading
I usually roll around to Bellefontaine Cemetery around sunset, but I was out there in the morning, and captured the trees’ shadows dancing across the front of the august Wainwright Mausoleum.
At the corner of 9th Street and Lucas Avenue.
Only in St. Louis, it seems, could such prime real estate sit undeveloped like this for so long. Really, is there no demand? Sadly, that is the only answer. This nice warehouse, which now seems to be vacated by the… Continue Reading
Built according to plans by Archie Schaeffer and Phillip Hooton in 1929, the State Farm Insurance Building in downtown Bloomington was added on to repeatedly over the years. They moved out in 1974 to a giant Modernist complex on the… Continue Reading
The Railway Exchange in October 2015 is largely vacant.
Designed by John Mauran, and clearly built in two stages that are remarkably consistent, the Old Stix, Baer and Fuller Department Store has been reborn in a wonderful renovation. Showing influence of both Beaux-Arts architecture as well as the influence… Continue Reading