For my weekly column at St. Louis Magazine, I wrote about the rich architectural history of the former Most Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in the College Hill neighborhood of North St. Louis. Here are some additional details… Continue Reading
A small burst of snow came up the last weekend of January when I came to document the dramatic demolition of a whole block of the College Hill neighborhood, on the north side of what I call the “Valley” bisected… Continue Reading
West Florissant Avenue is perhaps more famous for being a massive commercial and traffic artery out in North County, particularly through Ferguson and Dellwood and further beyond, but it is a bit of a curious street south of Interstate 70.… Continue Reading
Blair Avenue gives you a great cross section of the neighborhoods just to the west of Interstate 70, which cut these working class areas from their traditional employment areas along the Near North Riverfront. Old North St. Louis has seen… Continue Reading
I’m going to continue to document the spray-painted murals around the North Side that I’ve been encountering. I feel like they are an art form that is not respected or cataloged by the traditional art world in St. Louis.
This was most recently a PNC Bank, and as of August 2018, it is still open. A Previous occupant of the bank, the North St. Louis Trust Company, was founded in 1909. However, if one looks closely, those beautiful roundels… Continue Reading
I think College Hill has such a cool variety of housing styles, having developed slowly over the decades. There are not really any long rows of the same houses, but rather a mixture of buildings from wood frame flounders to… Continue Reading
This was Bob Reuter’s church, way back in the 1960s. It still is occupied, as far as I can tell.
This parking lot is for the Good Hope church next door. I love the little attendant’s booth. Is this church abandoned?
While this church reminds me of a Christian Scientist building, it is not, apparently.