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 redlining separated out the part north of Delmar and condemned… 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.
Designed by famed architect Thomas Barnett, the Church of Our Lady of the Visitation later added Holy Ghost and St. Ann within its walls. It was built in 1909 but the parish dates to 1882. Its ever expanding parish boundaries… Continue Reading
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
The narrow strips of city in between the iconic arteries of the Northside sometimes go unnoticed, but there are many surprises. But honestly, it is sad to travel these blocks; there is not a lot of good news to report.… Continue Reading
Dr. Martin Luther King Drive is actually a collection of a couple of old major thoroughfares, including Franklin Avenue and Easton Avenue. It’s sad to drive along this street in the blocks on either side of Grand Boulevard. While there… Continue Reading
Vanishing St. Louis covered these three houses, which might be demolished for a new housing development. They are occupied; well, at least two of them are. Why would we tear down anything with so much vacant land in this city?