What was once clearly in Forest Park, this rock now sits in a traffic island just to the south.
The use of the ornamental terracotta on the interior is interesting; perhaps the reason is that the entryway was originally open to the elements.
Once described as an old-fashioned interstate, Forest Park Parkway seems almost an afterthought after the construction of Interstate Highway System. Its curves cut through Forest Park, before ending unceremoniously at I-170. The century old bridges that carry surface streets over… Continue Reading
Update: The Jewish Memorial was blocked off by barricades by the fall of 2019. Completed in 1956 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the arrival of members of the Jewish faith in New Amsterdam, the Jewish Tercentenary Monument by Kurt… Continue Reading
Frank Preston Blair worked with Nathaniel Lyon to secure the arms at the Arsenal in 1861, and went on to a successful career fighting for the Union in the Civil War. He also was a statesman, and I find it… Continue Reading
Normally, when driving down Kingshighway, you’re just trying to pay attention to the traffic, and you miss the hidden corners of the city, often right in the open. The old Wabash Railroad tunnel, which now serves MetroLink, passes under Kingshighway… Continue Reading
I’ve never actually been to a show at the Muny, but the way that it relates to its surroundings in Forest Park, in particular to the bandstand in the middle of the lake, has always impressed me.