There was a funeral procession assembling on West Florissant Avenue, so we cut over through College Hill. This continues to be one of the most devastated neighborhoods in the city. It is deeply sad to see how this area has… Continue Reading
I love the funky renovations to this old Second Empire store, replete with decorative concrete blocks in the window and the cedar wood paneling above the door. It sits vacant now, obviously.
College Hill is always a neighborhood where I feel an intense feeling of sadness. It has beautiful, rolling hills, and great views of the Mississippi River. But it just seems wracked by violence, and there seems little chance of a… Continue Reading
You got to have perspective sometimes.
The long-suffering College Hill neighborhood hasn’t been in the news much, but it was wracked with violence a while back. There is a lot of abandonment, and then you come across a duplex like the one above, built in the… Continue Reading
I could have sworn I remember the building on the left being occupied in the recent past.
The Grand Water Tower is still a sight to behold, even after all of these years. I have never noticed the bushes growing out of the capital before. I guess I also never noticed how many people have collided with… Continue Reading
The College Hill neighborhood sits in a striking setting, perched upon a series of hills split by a deep valley, looking out over the Mississippi River. There are beautiful houses such as the one above, and interesting lacunae such as… Continue Reading
West Florissant Avenue south of O’Fallon Park goes down to two lanes, much as most major streets in St. Louis once were. For whatever reason, the major boulevard plan did not extend up to this stretch, instead turning off onto… Continue Reading
The neighborhoods to the south and west of O’Fallon Park are sumptuous, lined with stunning mansions and other large houses. Right by the southwest entrance are these two beauties, at one point identical twins, but now divergent into their own… Continue Reading