It’s interesting to see how Lindell Bank created a certain look that continued into its different branches.
This apartment building reminds me more of something I would see in Chicago, with its horseshoe interior courtyard. The ornament is both Spanish and Moorish at the same time. The switch from red brick had fully arrived.
Another of the great Ittner/Milligan legacy, the Dewey School was designed by Rockwell Milligan in 1917. It has a great mixture of styles, including Romanesque and Moorish elements. Like many of their schools, there is no central portal, but two… Continue Reading
The Amoco Sign actually originally was another brand name, but the cool Modernist gas station below it still serves the busy corner of Skinker and Clayton. It’s one of two gas stations built in the middle of Clayton Road, the… Continue Reading
Is there any better example of the hatred of the pedestrian illustrated in concrete and asphalt than the amalgam of highways, streets and avenues that converge at the Hi-Pointe?
The permanent damage wrought on the City of St. Louis can no better be shown than standing on the Clayton Avenue overpass, where the roar of the interstate is deafening. Dead Man’s Curve, as I call it, is a perfect… Continue Reading
The story of the Deaconesses, a German organization whose women members dedicated their lives to helping the sick, is amazing, and its mission continues. Sadly, their hospital on Oakland, long a landmark to Forest Park visitors and commuters on Highway… Continue Reading
I’m surprised I’ve never covered the heart of Dogtown, which sits on a relatively elevated location on the western edge of the city. The heart of the area is Tamm Avenue, where the neighborhood’s Irish heritage comes out. Dogtown was… Continue Reading
I suppose it seemed perfectly logical a hundred years ago when they covered up the River des Peres through the center of the city to control flooding. The double barreled tunnel comes out unceremoniously just north of the Hill, and… Continue Reading
These two apartment buildings sit turned at an angle away from McCausland, filling up a much larger site than their actual footprint. I like the two stone panels right in the middle of the brick walls on the ends. Interestingly,… Continue Reading