I discovered that photographer Joel Sternfeld had created a series of photographs where various tragedies had occurred. He also photographed 4421 Gibson Avenue, in the Grove, where Christopher Harris was shot to death when he was used as a human shield by… Continue Reading
Update: The minivan was replaced by an abandoned trailer filled with old tires in November of 2018. A year ago, these houses on Laflin Avenue in JeffVanderLou were in acceptable shape, even though they had been abandoned for a long… Continue Reading
So they’ve stolen just about all of the copper off of the old parish church of St. Mark’s on Page Boulevard (I could have sworn I’ve posted pictures of the church in the past). All of the roof of the… Continue Reading
I can’t keep track of all of the things that have gone into this storefront over the years at Page and Belt. I like the new plywood in the second floor windows. Stay classy, predatory corner store owners of St.… Continue Reading
As some of my readers know, I was gone from St. Louis for a good solid decade, from August 1996 to December 2006. Up in Kirksville for undergrad, I rarely knew what was happening back in St. Louis, back when… Continue Reading
The rebuilding of the inadequate, dangerous ramp that hugged the street grid south of the Poplar Street Bridge and gave northbound I-55 access to the eastbound lanes has begun. The piece of concrete above has changed since the last time… Continue Reading
Update: On July 29th, the vast majority of the stones were fixed by the amazing Franklin County Cemetery Society. Read my original article here. The City of Pacific’s cemetery was vandalized back in the winter.
10th and Bond Street is where it all began, 100 years and two weeks ago. I went back and snapped these photos on the exact anniversary of some of the worse racial violence in US history. The oldest areas of… Continue Reading
How does a car end up in this condition right off of N. Florissant Avenue, in sight of a gas station?
I remember when the boy mentioned in this inscription was killed. However, the sculpture is supposed to represent “Every Child,” and not a single victim. Update: I went by the block where Christopher Harris was murdered in 2018. It has… Continue Reading