Long-suffering St. Mary’s Infirmary, or the old Malcolm-Bliss, is finally being put out of its misery. One half of the building, up to the central hallway, has been demolished. I’m sad, but realistically, it was in danger of collapse, and… Continue Reading
I have a different attitude compared to most people, I realized. I don’t see these buildings as losses (though they will be demolished for the NGA), but rather lost potential. They’re beautiful; they could be fixed up, easily. But nobody… Continue Reading
After the dramatic implosion of the refrigeration plant at Armour in April, demolition is continuing, slowly but surely. It’s actually interesting to look at the building now, released from the heavy vegetation that normally obscured it. The twin smoke stacks… Continue Reading
Apparently, before there was Compton Heights, there was an earlier Compton Heights. Laid out along what was then Pontiac, there were several huge lots facing the Compton Hill Reservoir. And I discovered this all because that wall along Russell Boulevard… Continue Reading
I was wondering what would happen to this building on the northern edge of Old North St. Louis. Rumor is that it was actually rehabbed back in the 1980s. Guess I know what’s going to happen to it.
Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long? Lamentations 5:20
On Saturday, probably in order to avoid interrupting traffic on nearby I-70 or the surrounding industrial areas, the first half of the Armour Meat Packing Plant, one of the coolest ruins I have ever had the opportunity to explore, was… Continue Reading
I’m eternally fascinated by the relatively isolated Pleasantview Road, with its beautiful barns and farmhouses. The rubble up above used to be a corn crib, I believe. Pleasantview School, slowly converted to storage lockers, seems to have stalled out. That… Continue Reading
Hopefully, due to all of the complaints, by the time you read this the church will either be properly secured from children entering, or it s will be demolished completely. Its state on Saturday is unacceptable.