The Basilica of Great Saint Lawrence is one of the most important churches in the world you’ve never heard of. It sits across what is now a plaza, but was once crowded with houses, from the Colonnade of St. Lawrence.… Continue Reading
The view above featured in one of the earliest t-shirt designs of my friends Jeff and Randy Vines’s over a decade ago. Sadly, as I noted to them recently, that view no longer exists, with the sad demolition of the… Continue Reading
Second Carondelet Avenue, later 13th Street, and now finally DeMenil Place, was once a small exclusive enclave of mostly German and French high society members, including the DeMenil family (#10), and of course the Lemps. Adam Lemp, and his widow,… Continue Reading
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