The major boulevards of St. Louis always have the most anti-climactic and humble ends. The great Grand Boulevard sputters out at Carondelet Park, but at least it’s anchored by this stout apartment building, vacant for only a few years. The… Continue Reading
It’s sad seeing the Southern Funeral Home in this condition. The former owner gave me a tour last year (sorry, no pictures), and the interior is in remarkably good condition. It’s been scarred by fires in the basement several times… Continue Reading
I spotted this sad little street, with no vacant houses, from the interstate one day in Dutchtown. Squished up against a dilapidated chain link fence, probably dating the from the 1950s, this section of Dakota and Oregon Avenue shows how… Continue Reading
Tom Pickel of DeSales Housing took me down this wonderful one block street recently, tucked away in the narrow blocks in between Eiler and Eichelberger. This block, the 500 block of Eiler, was obviously, and according to city records, built… Continue Reading
Apparently NASA is currently keeping one twin on Earth while another goes into space for a year; the space agency can then track how a person is affected in space with a control on Earth. I like how two identical… Continue Reading
I think most people realize that the single screen neighborhood movie theater was the norm through most of cinema’s history. Small independent theaters such as the Melvin served neighborhoods such as Dutchtown along Chippewa Avenue. It was open, depending on… Continue Reading
This abandoned apartment building, plywood rapidly fading to gray, still at least has one operable light bulb. Who’s paying the bill?