I guess I don’t understand why it was a good idea to tear down the ice rinks out in Gumbo Flats. Was it low quality? I just remember friends in high school having to practice at 2:00 AM in the… Continue Reading
Bad news after recent storms; this old house from at least the 1870s or earlier suffered damage due to winds.
I’ve long been worried about the cluster of historic stone and other brick and wood frame houses that form the core of a neighborhood that goes back to at least the Civil War, or even before, when James Eads built… Continue Reading
There was a perfectly fine Colonial Revival house on this property, which is a valuable parcel of land that includes land for horses and a large stable. The house has been under construction now for quite a while, and building… Continue Reading
Cross over an extremely narrow railroad viaduct, and you’re right in front of the old, vanished southwest St. Louis County village of Allenton. Destroyed when Eureka annexed the unincorporated town for a new strip mall development, the area is now… Continue Reading
No, they didn’t ever take the owner’s plans to move the old Brown Shoe factory across Jefferson Avenue seriously. It’s being demolished now.
Under no circumstance should you get close the Clemens Mansion; the walls are far too unstable. I captured these images with a zoom lens. But you don’t need to worry about getting access if you want to risk your life;… Continue Reading
As I walked west on Cass Avenue, towards the smoldering ruins of the Clemens Mansion, the sound of water trickling as it ran out of pipes and gutters reached my ears. The firefighters had to engage in some massive forestry… Continue Reading
Still standing, and with nothing happening on the property behind it, the remnants of the old streetcar repair barn sits, forgotten.
There used to be a huge streetcar depot around 39th Street. It’s all mostly demolished now, but tracks still survive. Also, due to the advanced state of dilapidation and my ignorance of the difference between railroad and streetcar trackage, there… Continue Reading