Things are looking good around Bellefontaine Cemetery this spring, and I took the opportunity to walk around different parts of the grounds to see how the historic mausolea and tombs were doing. First up is this trio of two obelisks… Continue Reading
The Frank Spiekerman Mausoleum in Calvary Cemetery is unique in that the full name of the owner is written across its front, and it is the most prominent Egyptian Revival edifice in the cemetery. Bellefontaine Cemetery has the very beautiful… Continue Reading
The Dubuque County Courthouse, opened in 1893, is one of the more extraordinary seats of government in the Midwest, and does not easily fit into neat architectural descriptions. I would perhaps describe it as Renaissance Revival, but that is not… Continue Reading
One thing that St. Louis does not have in its downtown is an extant Egyptian Revival building, which is something that Minneapolis can claim. Apparently this was an old location for Marquette Bank. Am I totally thrilled with the the… Continue Reading
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. See the Frank Spiekerman Mausoleum, another excellent example of the style, in nearby Calvary Cemetery, for… 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.