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
This sidewalk just north of Destrehan Street along 11th Street goes nowhere. On the other side of the interstate, on 9th Street, there is another sidewalk like this. Aerial photographs from 1958 show there was in fact a pedestrian bridge… Continue Reading
I’ve photographed these houses before, but I still really enjoy coming back to see them again. They’re duplexes, built on North Park Place in 1870, and they have survived for the most part, thought one duplex has been demolished. They’re… Continue Reading
North Park Place is one block long, with a wealth of interesting houses. Unlike some lazy tellings of St. Louis history say, there were wealthy enclaves all of the rapidly growing city, not just in Lafayette Square. And the wealthy… Continue Reading
On what I assume is the back wall of two demolished buildings someone painted the alphabet, probably in some way related to nearby Clay School.
More of the front portal of St. Augustine’s church has fallen down, dashed on the steps. Or possibly, the monogram roundel has been stolen, as I do not see its rubble below. See this earlier post (second photo) to understand… Continue Reading
This house once had neighbors. Then Interstate 44 came through, and annihilated this neighborhood. It’s taken decades, and a lot of hard work, to put it all back together. I’ll openly confess to using 44 all the time, but having… Continue Reading
These little storefronts were once surrounded by a neighborhood, but now they sit on a narrow strip of land south of the interstate. Is there little wonder that there is no use for them now?