I went back and checked out some of the wonderful old houses in the Olivette Park neighborhood of East St. Louis. I think the building below is at least partly occupied.
10th and Bond Street is where it all began, 100 years and two weeks ago. I went back and snapped these photos on the exact anniversary of some of the worse racial violence in US history. The oldest areas of… Continue Reading
The man got out in time, but the wood frame house was a complete loss, burning to the ground in 30 minutes. The pink dust in the last photograph was from when the chimney collapsed.
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