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?
Merchants Ice and Fuel Company was one of numerous companies that provided ice and coal for St. Louisans. Its plant now sits empty, surrounded by various other industrial buildings as well.
I was driving around a bunch, getting out and taking pictures here and there, so I’m not sure where most of these photos are. I know the one below is in the Ville, directly across from the old Homer G.… Continue Reading
There’s been a lot of talk of “North of Delmar” recently, so I thought it would be interesting for me to drive down Delmar, starting in the Central West End in the west and ending at Vandeventer Avenue in the… Continue Reading
This large church, sitting on what is now a triangle block, is certainly beautiful, and an excellent example of many churches in St. Louis with a curved, auditorium style sanctuary. Opened in 1884 and designed by Thomas Annan, it is… Continue Reading
Update: The building continued to sit in a severely deteriorated state in the July of 2018. I have no idea what Mr. Titsworth, the owner of this stately storefront and accompanying apartment building, has in mind for his property, but… Continue Reading
I live on the south side; its north and south streets make it hard to get a sense of place sometimes in relation to downtown, unless you’re on Gravois. But up north, the street grid is actually aligned not with… Continue Reading