A gentle blanket of snow had covered up the gash of demolition on the north side of the East Prairie Avenue Valley, which I photographed a month ago. Before the clearing of what was essentially a forest, this area was… Continue Reading
This little house, which is still occupied, sits right next to three two-family houses, which have now fallen into abandonment. I had seen them in the past, like this shot from February of 2017 (third photo), but now I had… Continue Reading
3,999 posts ago, I started this website, back in May of 2007 (the twelfth anniversary is coming up in a couple of months), and while technically a few posts have been deleted for various reasons due to redundancy, or whatnot,… Continue Reading
I went by the site of the old Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, which is still a vacant lot since it was first damaged by a fire and then demolished. I was intrigued by a rectangle of concrete with rough… Continue Reading
Update: See the site a month later blanketed in snow. A small burst of snow came up the last weekend of January when I came to document the dramatic demolition of a whole block of the College Hill neighborhood, on… Continue Reading
Back in August of 2018, I wrote about the ensemble of buildings at the intersection of N. Florissant and several other streets in the Hyde Park neighborhood. In late December, I discovered they had all been demolished.
I wanted to check up on JeffVanderLou, an area that straddles Grand Boulevard, and that is heavily affected by disinvestment, abandonment and demolition. There are still so many wonderful buildings left, though, such as this Romanesque–Gothic Revival hybrid church above.… Continue Reading
An unassuming vacant lot on Natural Bridge Avenue was once the Schorr-Kolkschneider Brewery, which once towered over this section of Hyde Park. As the Sanborn Map shows, the brewery proper was built on a triangular piece of land, similar to… Continue Reading
I had recently covered what I believe to be old offices and warehouses of the Hyde Park Brewery, whose historic brew house at Salisbury and North Florissant was demolished decades ago. But many of the auxiliary buildings are still standing,… Continue Reading
Well, then, I guess they were not leaving any of the office building behind when they demolished the old Barry Wehmiller factory in Walnut Park.