The City of St. Louis, over a century ago, kept a little “tail” of St. Louis County that stretches way up north, encompassing the city’s all-important Bissell Point water intake plants. But the odd part: there are houses up this… Continue Reading
I guess I always just took this massive warehouse, with its large painted signs, for granted. But when I drove by this week, I realized it was not long for this world. Built in 1900 (I suspect the section at… Continue Reading
Who would have thought there was such a wonderful pocket of early Twentieth century houses a stone’s throw away from the Mississippi River in the far northern reaches of the city? I learned of the street from Noco STL, and… Continue Reading
I went and visited the roundhouse on North Hall Street; there is very little left, but there is clear evidence of such a structure existing up this way.
While the Near North Riverfront gets more attention because it’s easier to see from downtown, the Far North Riverfront holds some interesting surprises as well. Above, this very cool building anchors the Bissell Point Waterworks, or Waste Treatment Center, not… Continue Reading
I’m not sure if they’re still in use, and at one point two dykes coming out from the shores connected them to the shore, but the historic water intake towers at the Chain of Rocks are very cool. The first… Continue Reading
The Chain of Rocks Bridge is amazing; arching across the Mississippi River in the far north of St. Louis. Read more about the bridge and its significance here. It is really, really windy out in the middle of the bridge,… Continue Reading
I don’t know much about this neighborhood, other than when it was constructed it wasn’t bound by the strict brick only regulations of the City, for some reason. Regardless, people who have followed this neighborhood for years say it is… Continue Reading