No, they didn’t ever take the owner’s plans to move the old Brown Shoe factory across Jefferson Avenue seriously. It’s being demolished now.
Under no circumstance should you get close the Clemens Mansion; the walls are far too unstable. I captured these images with a zoom lens. But you don’t need to worry about getting access if you want to risk your life;… Continue Reading
As I walked west on Cass Avenue, towards the smoldering ruins of the Clemens Mansion, the sound of water trickling as it ran out of pipes and gutters reached my ears. The firefighters had to engage in some massive forestry… Continue Reading
Still standing, and with nothing happening on the property behind it, the remnants of the old streetcar repair barn sits, forgotten.
There used to be a huge streetcar depot around 39th Street. It’s all mostly demolished now, but tracks still survive. Also, due to the advanced state of dilapidation and my ignorance of the difference between railroad and streetcar trackage, there… Continue Reading
There used to be beautiful houses on the south side of Lafayette Avenue. Now it is all gone, replaced by speeding cars.
Meadowbrook Country Club is part golf course, and part subdivision, which wraps itself around the greens. There are some interesting Modernist houses mixed in among later houses. The properties seem to have developed over the course of several decades. Houses… Continue Reading
These little guys were part of a larger residential neighborhood southwest of the intersection of Grand and Chouteau. All of their neighbors have been torn down, and these two will be soon. Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture… Continue Reading
I remarked to my companions that I felt like I was in Europe, with its unbroken vistas of fields surrounding Medieval cities. This will be the site of the new SLU Hospital, replacing the old Firmin Desloge building. Yes, it… Continue Reading
Did you ever have a friend who went through a rough patch, and then when they finally moved past that hardship, they just never were the same anymore? That’s sort of what I feel like when I look at Northwest… Continue Reading