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.
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.