I find it interesting that Delmar Boulevard is used as the great demarcation line for the discussion of race relations in St. Louis. For the most part, east of Kingshighway, it is a completely unremarkable stretch of street, with abandonment… Continue Reading
Things change, and things don’t from a year and a month earlier.
I checked up on this architectural treasure, the type of building that is no longer built, last summer, and this spring it is evident that it continues to deteriorate. I hope somehow it can be saved before it collapses, which… Continue Reading
Fountain Park is such a beautiful little neighborhood, directly north of the Central West End, but possessing the exact same housing stock of its more wealthy neighborhood to the south. Update: The building below continues to deteriorate as of April… Continue Reading
Update: See the houses above in the spring of 2019. The “Central West End” is an artificial construct! It was all one giant neighborhood, known as the West End (which still exists as a smaller neighborhood to the west), before… Continue Reading
Interesting, my gut told me this was a Presbyterian church originally, but it was in fact Roman Catholic. It sits at the corner of Page and Whittier. It opened in 1897 and closed in 1992. It once possessed a pyramid… Continue Reading
This house is still standing, but I wonder for how much longer. The street closure has to do with infrastructure improvement, not the risk of eminent collapse of the house.
It’s interesting to see how grand old homes change over the years; expensive ornament falls down, and less prosperous homeowners have to make concessions in the repair of their buildings. But they hold on.
Much of the Central West End east of Sarah differs greatly from the more famous streets surrounding Euclid Avenue. It’s not nearly as well-preserved but there are still plenty of gems such as the mansion above and the row houses… Continue Reading