The sun was setting as I took some pictures of the gates to University Heights, just to the west of the Loop. The lions are actually concrete casts of the originals, which are now in an undisclosed location. I still… Continue Reading
I’ve photographed Benton Park before, once back in 2010, and then again in 2018, but I never get tired of how beautiful it is, as well as its history, both above and below ground. Below is the Friedrich Hecker Monument,… Continue Reading
There are not many examples of Egyptian Revival architecture in St. Louis, though there are some tombs in Bellefontaine that admirably represent the style. Influenced by the thousands year old fascination Western Civilization has possessed for Ancient Egypt, coupled with… Continue Reading
Update: See the cemetery in October of 2018, along with the famous Father Dickson Cemetery, when I back to see how it was doing. After the old Evangelisch Lutheran cemetery, founded in 1848 at Gravois and Wilmington, had to close in… Continue Reading
Update: I discovered the final location of Bridge’s stove factory in October of 2018. If anyone has memories of this factory, especially former employees, please let me know.
Update: See the area again in October of 2018.
I got over to the northern portion of Bellefontaine Cemetery, where I don’t normally go, and found some unique new tombs. The Campion Mausoleum at first looked like a utility shed, with its strange offset door. Even more fascinatingly, the… Continue Reading
The Cotton Belt’s eastern, river side has been spruced up with this great mural. More in the future on this.
Update: The bronze plaque visible in the photos above and below was stolen sometime in the last couple of years. There is no explanation of when it happened, or who may have stolen it. There seems to be no plans… Continue Reading