A reader graciously sent me some more images of Parks College, as well as one postcard of what the school looked like in better days. My original post about the college has elicited the most comments, up there with the… Continue Reading
The eastern half of the 1000 block of Gimblin is devastated. It’s hard to imagine this when it was still occupied. There’s also huge amounts of illegal dumping, and the streets are littered with trash.
Rugged Hyde Park, for which its neighborhoods is named, is one of the last places in the area that has at least some of the original topography of the land. The lake is beautiful, and recently was renovated, as evidenced… Continue Reading
I went back over to Exchange Avenue to see what has been happening on the border between the old stockyards and East St. Louis. Much of what I photographed in the earlier post is now gone. I saw some houses… Continue Reading
It’s just getting worse and worse around here at the old abandoned nursing home. There has been more and more deterioration and more vandalism.
Way up north, southeast of the intersection of Kingshighway and Natural Bridge Avenue, sits the abandoned Western Lutheran Cemetery. Since individual Lutheran churches all possessed their own cemetery, many of these burial grounds suffered when their church congregation folded. This… Continue Reading
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
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
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