The tallest fountain in the United States. Also, don’t forget I’m offering my iconic historic breweries of South City Tour this Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 6:30. Buy tickets here.
Oops! There’s a grain elevator in the middle of the park on the East St. Louis Riverfront. Saw a wedding party there getting photos (of the St. Louis skyline, not the grain elevator). Nothing classier than drinking Bud Light out… Continue Reading
I wandered back over some of the areas surrounding the former wealthy Olivette Park neighborhood near the Katherine Dunham House. I had looked around, and been impressed with the architecture of what remained. I found another church that I feel… Continue Reading
I went and checked in on that little bit of purgatory, that portion of National City that runs into East St. Louis on the north side of I-64/55. Things are not good. While the Armour Meat Packing Plant still sits… Continue Reading
You can see the decades of the Twentieth Century pass by as you drive up St. Clair Avenue through East St. Louis out to Fairview Heights, where it changes its name to Lincoln Trail. I drove back on the road… Continue Reading
I spotted this abandoned drive-in, engulfed in trees on the south side of St. Clair Avenue in the eastern reaches of East St. Louis. I didn’t even realize the city limits stretched out this far. It is not the old… Continue Reading
The ink was barely dry on the recent National Register nomination for downtown East St. Louis when the city government began its plan to demolish the Murphy Building, a contributing component, our from underneath the owner, who had been attempting… Continue Reading
Don’t let the lying liars lie to you. This building was structurally sound (the back wing was separate, structure-wise), and the owner was trying to raise the money to fix it up. Apparently the government is smarter than you.
Alerted by Darren Snow, I went and visited this beautiful old Catholic school building in the eastern reaches of East St. Louis, near Washington Park. This part of the city is in much better condition than much of the areas… Continue Reading