This geodesic dome functions as a gymnasium, part of a larger rec plex in Lincoln Park.
The congregation moved across the intersection to a new building. They do not seem to be using the old church.
I don’t think anyone has every really figured out what the story is about this towering power plant buried in the thick undergrowth on the south side of East St. Louis. It looks to be made out of reinforced concrete,… Continue Reading
For better or for worse, the government of East St. Louis lacks the money to tear down its sturdy abandoned buildings. For right now, the old Broadview Hotel is still standing, with hopes of it reopening in its original use.… Continue Reading
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