You don’t see this much any more down on the Levee. It’s neat to see, but the ranks of riverboats once seen along here will never happen again.
I found some old pictures my family took from the Arch back in 1986-7; in the upper left, you can see the Cupples Warehouses sitting vacant. The first Kiener Plaza, now demolished, was just starting construction. The ash trees are… Continue Reading
They’re tearing down the Arch Garage. I think it is just over thirty years old. It’s going to be weird with it gone. Thanks to terrible (non-existent) signage, myself and about twenty tourists ended up on the wrong side of… Continue Reading
A reader was kind enough to give me several photos of her family’s trip on the Huck Finn back in the late 1960’s. It’s fascinating to see that the riverfront was already by that time largely cleared of buildings, just… Continue Reading
I wish I could go back in time and tell the mayor of St. Louis that he was making the biggest mistake of his life by building the interstates through the heart of the city. Sixty years later, our… Continue Reading
Update: The Riverfront was completely renovated and now has a different appearance. I never get tired of the view of downtown St. Louis from the river; maybe most people live out in the red brick neighborhoods out of sight of… Continue Reading
Much ado recently has been made of the corrosion of the Gateway Arch, now coming up on its 50th Anniversary. I don’t know why I had never noticed it before, but blemishes are clearly visible on the legs of the… Continue Reading