It looks like an alien spaceship came down and stole the old Strassberger’s Conservatory, a relic of the thriving German American community in St. Louis Place one hundred years ago.
I’ll be honest, I was never terribly impressed with the empty buildings of the old Lever Soap Factory. Apparently the owners weren’t either, and they’re now demolishing the giant factory first by implosion and then by knocking it down with… Continue Reading
More brick has spalled out at collapse on the weakened chimney of the old house on Samuel Shepard. Looking back to my August pictures, I can now see that it was already weakened. It was never meant to be exposed… Continue Reading
A demolition permit was issued for $10,000 in late October to wreck the old Second Empire townhouse that once stood connected to Jamison Memorial Church. A friend tipped me off to the recent events. The later wing built to the… Continue Reading
Further east of Park Avenue in the Tiffany neighborhood, there are some missing houses, but for the most part, there are nice, stable and well-maintained houses that can be saved in future redevelopment plans.
The remnants of what St. Louis once was, and what it could be again, still pop up here and there on Delmar and other streets in the once posh Midtown. “New York Style” living, where there are bustling streets lined… Continue Reading
Other than some concrete pillars, part of what I think were originally meat refrigeration, Armour Meat Packing is now gone. The transformation of the old National Stockyards is continuing, with the hope that the new bridge and flat land will… Continue Reading
Bob’s Quality “Crackhouse” Market finally bit the dust. I see little evidence of any historic or noteworthy portions of the building needing to be saved. It is being replaced by a Family Dollar, which is being embraced by the community… Continue Reading
These two houses will be demolished soon; they would go for hundreds of thousands in Soulard. But they were doomed by being built north of Delmar. This house will survive, and sits along St. Louis Place Park. I like the… Continue Reading
This little guy is the last of what was originally five row houses, perhaps only saved because it used its stout neighbors for support. But it gets even more exciting on the side, where obvious signs of the neighboring house… Continue Reading