We were stopped at the light on Grand at Blair, so I decided to kill some time and roll my window down and snap the above picture of the abandoned Orthodox Jewish Old Home, whose despoliation I have covered for… Continue Reading
I remarked to my companions that I felt like I was in Europe, with its unbroken vistas of fields surrounding Medieval cities. This will be the site of the new SLU Hospital, replacing the old Firmin Desloge building. Yes, it… Continue Reading
I never thought Chesterfield Mall would join the ranks of Dead Malls in St. Louis. But it has, and despite surviving the Great Recession, it was done in by the two new outlet malls further west. I used to love… Continue Reading
After we saw a news report about how devastated St. Louis Mills was, we knew we needed to take a trip out there Saturday morning. We were not disappointed–I don’t think I’ve seen any other malls in my Dead Malls… Continue Reading
There were Teddy Bears sprawled out all over the street when I revisited this intersection that I have been documenting for several years.
The fence has gone up, and the houses are coming down. Hot neon pink will presumably not stop several late-night racers who will undoubtedly crash through at some point.
Have you ever wanted to own your own bombed-out, utterly destroyed nursing home? You can, if the price is right. Bidding ended December 8, but I’m sure if you called them they’d be willing to talk. The long-suffering Jewish Orthodox… Continue Reading
The houses around Castlewood State Park are starting to be abandoned, and are slowly being demolished. Meanwhile, large, Post-Modernist houses are popping up on nearby roads.
In the first year of this website, I visited the Scott Joplin House. I hadn’t been back on foot until last month; I drove through back in late July. Why is that? Scott Joplin is a fascinating character, and incredibly… Continue Reading
JeffVanderLou is easily one of the most devastated and forgotten neighborhoods in the city. Straddling Grand Boulevard, it is not in the news anymore, as there are few people left. This poor church, below, was ravaged by brick thieves years… Continue Reading