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?
The rebuilding of the inadequate, dangerous ramp that hugged the street grid south of the Poplar Street Bridge and gave northbound I-55 access to the eastbound lanes has begun. The piece of concrete above has changed since the last time… Continue Reading
So it’s been over a decade since the Century Building has been torn down, and the 9th Street Garage, built in its place, has managed not to collapse in that time period. A friend of mine, who worked on the… Continue Reading
The Magic Chef Factory is being demolished, to make ready for what will probably be the largest redevelopment ever for The Hill neighborhood. I came by and snapped some pictures of the complex, which had fascinating curves in it for… Continue Reading
I know, I know; we “can’t save everything.” But the fact remains, the little building at 10th and Locust was the last of the commercial buildings in St. Louis from the 1870s–or even earlier. Now everything is gone.
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