Walnut Park is one of those neighborhoods of the city where I am hesitant to post pictures where there is the chance of giving the wrong impression. The area struggles with crime, and has a tragically high murder rate. There… Continue Reading
Seen on the side of Lowpoint-Washburn Elementary School.
Located far up the Illinois River, where it bends to the east north of St. Louis, DePue sits on a lake off the main channel. The town has some amazing slipcovers on its old buildings in the downtown. This old… Continue Reading
I often pass by this complicated intersection in Hyde Park, and the light was bright on Saturday in the morning. I think about this row of buildings, which–with the most likely exception of the one on the far left–were surely… Continue Reading
A year later, and the poorly compacted earth of the former quarry on Utah Street continues to claim its victims.
Second Carondelet Avenue, later 13th Street, and now finally DeMenil Place, was once a small exclusive enclave of mostly German and French high society members, including the DeMenil family (#10), and of course the Lemps. Adam Lemp, and his widow,… Continue Reading
The houses above sit above a sinkhole, most likely, and they are now settling so badly that they have been abandoned. It is really a shame, as they were nice little houses. I just noticed this apartment building hiding behind… Continue Reading
Above, the old clinic is back open as a health sciences building, with various tenants that cater to the neighborhood. Below, it finally dawned on me that the building that now houses Foam clearly once had a third floor that… Continue Reading
There are still so many well-preserved buildings left in the St. Louis Place neighborhood, such as this corner store, with an intricate Mansard roof with two pinnacles. There are also more traditional Second Empire houses but with come more Romanesque… Continue Reading
Eleven years now I’ve been photographing JeffVanderLou, particularly east of Grand Boulevard, and perhaps what is most striking is how little has changed, and if anything has changed, it is always for the worse. It still baffles me how long… Continue Reading