The old Central High School building is beginning to show real signs of structural problems, as the front is beginning to spall off. It will be a true loss when this school is destroyed.
The Fairgrounds neighborhood is isolated by closed streets and Fairgrounds Park on the south, but it is an interesting, eclectic neighborhood, architecturally. It shows evidence of having been built up over a very long time, and some houses can already… Continue Reading
Toby Weiss and I love the little Modernist enclaves built after World War 2, unfortunately often on the sites of former quarries. Luckily, many quarries were converted to parks, such as Handy, Eugene Tink Bradley and Windsor Parks, which is… Continue Reading
The Greater Ville is the horseshoe-shaped neighborhood that wraps around the Ville. I don’t have a separate tag for the Greater Ville, but originally it was the white area, and the Ville “proper” was African American. But the old shotguns… Continue Reading
Anyone remember Watkins Furniture and Fuel? It looks like it was a huge store at one point, spreading across several different buildings. The stained glass is beautiful.
I like the mixture of apartments, stores and houses, all from different periods of time in the decades before and after the yer 1900. The apartments below are still in good condition, despite that many are now owned by negligent… Continue Reading
I love the commercial strip along South Broadway in Carondelet, where there is a mixture of different architectural styles, many preserved while their counterparts in downtown are gone.
Constructed in 1921, this house was once the residence of Mae Walsh Foristel. It is overgrown, almost as if it is vacant. The large gates lead up to a driveway to the house.
These houses are doomed, one by one. The old quarry underneath is reasserting itself. Be careful when you buy property in South City.
University Street in the St. Louis Place neighborhood is beautiful. I wish more people understood how many residents are working hard and are proud of their community. Sadly, I realized that the church on the corner is now abandoned.