I have not photographed the West End in a long time. It is such beautiful area, so close to prosperous areas south of Delmar, and I wonder why in this day and age, where the disastrous effects of redlining are… Continue Reading
The architecture of the West End, just north of the Loop, is stunning. I can’t believe city government decided to “disinvest” this area, ie “give up on.” There are still so many beautiful houses and they are just sitting here,… Continue Reading
I covered this block years ago, and reported on how reckless speculation left these buildings abandoned. It is just trashed around here, right by a major intersection like MLK Dr and Kingshighway.
A one lane stretch of Glasgow Avenue heads south from the the Eliot School at North Florissant Avenue. Barely wide enough for a single car with the parked cars, it has some interesting houses. Then there is this interesting storefront,… Continue Reading
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