I had been following the demolition of the historic row house and wing of the church on Washington Avenue. I understand that there are reasons why buildings must be torn down, but to leave the vacant lot in such a… Continue Reading
The south side of the Grove, or Forest Park Southeast, or whatever you want to call it, is one of those areas that has been isolated for a very long time. It was a small settlement, out the railroad tracks… Continue Reading
I’m intrigued by the idea of interstates that have been temporarily removed from service, such as Interstate 64/Highway 40 back in 2008 and 2009. This time, of course, it is Interstate 44, which is one of the “younger” interstates in… Continue Reading
We all knew this was how it was going to end, but it still hurts to see. Note: all offers to purchase the property were rejected, so don’t pull the old, “Well, why didn’t you buy it if you wanted… Continue Reading
Demolition continues at the old Magic Chef factory, and huge piles of pulverized concrete dominate the southern portion of the property. For the time being, however, the building along Daggett is still standing.
South of St. Louis Avenue, where the spy agency is being built, looks like a blank canvas in the snow. But I know better: there were real people who lived there, and they suffered at the hands of our politicians.
Many of us had always held out hope for this beautiful series of buildings on Branch Avenue, just on the other side of the interstate from Old North and Hyde Park. But it was not to be, and they are… Continue Reading
Back, just when the demolition of the Clemens Mansion was just starting, I took these pictures. I am very sad to see it go, particularly because the owner, Paul McKee never put any real effort into saving it, and more… Continue Reading
Agnes Street is in good condition through this block. But there are some abandoned buildings, such as the one below. If you look closely, you can see the wreckers were sloppy and stopped demolishing the front wall a couple of… Continue Reading
Angelica Street east of 11th Street is gone, replaced by this foreboding overpass, which effectively kills the neighborhood from expanding any further. I’ve photographed these little guys before; they replaced an old country estate that finally was demolished and redeveloped.… Continue Reading