The three houses in Old North (last photo) just north of Crown Candy are now gone, but I’m noticing something new; they’re removing the basements now and not just simply pushing the dirt into the hole. Below, a four family… Continue Reading
Update: As of late January, demolition is complete and the bricks stacked (third photo). I made a startling discovery at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Hebert Street in mid December of 2019, where I have been coming and documenting… Continue Reading
I hope my readers, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of this website, will allow me to talk about something other than St. Louis architecture. As I’ve said before, over the last decade St. Louis Patina has become something… Continue Reading
There were Teddy Bears sprawled out all over the street when I revisited this intersection that I have been documenting for several years.
Not much has changed, since April of this year. The weeds have gotten taller.
See my earlier posts on the intersection of Jefferson and Hebert.
Update: I went back in June of 2018. I return to this intersection often because it affords good views of St. Augustine a block away, but I still find the condition and life of the residential buildings on the other… Continue Reading
Update: The building above was demolished around January of 2020. New animals come and go at this light post. Below, the houses that once fed the pews of St. Augustine’s begin to fall, one by one.
Jefferson Avenue is a long thoroughfare; at one point, it passes by multi-million dollar mansions. On other sections, it passes by a much different world.
Hebert Street can change from utter devastation and abandonment in the northeastern corner of JeffVanderLou… …to new signs of life in the Old North St. Louis neighborhood. Continued neglect of large swaths of North St. Louis, in contrast where development… Continue Reading