Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church is a beautiful Gothic Revival structure, sitting high on a hill with rolling fields heading out from it in several directions. “In the year of Our Lord, 1908, on the 30th day of May, Reverand… Continue Reading
I’ve long been fascinated by the near perfect block of 19th Street in Hyde Park. There are only a couple of demolitions and vacant lots. But unfortunately, there are far too many abandoned buildings. This house is crooked, and I… Continue Reading
I’ve visited this church many times over the year, sitting on the southwest corner of 19th and Newhouse Streets. Perhaps what is unique is how well it still fits in with its urban surroundings. So many congregations seem hellbent on… Continue Reading
Walking the streets of Hyde Park, the tall spires of Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church can be seen peaking through the windows of houses, or rising above the Mansard roof lines. The white limestone contrasts nicely with the red… Continue Reading
More of the front portal of St. Augustine’s church has fallen down, dashed on the steps. Or possibly, the monogram roundel has been stolen, as I do not see its rubble below. See this earlier post (second photo) to understand… Continue Reading
The stone is worn off and eroded too much, but this was once a Baptist church, that is now abandoned. Thick undergrowth, which has started to lose its leaves, obscure much of the complex. Sometime in the 1960s, they added… Continue Reading
The old parish school of St. Elizabeth’s is still standing, but it looks like it might be damaged as well. The stunning rectory is still standing, right next to the burned out church. The school building must have been even… Continue Reading
Christ Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church, formerly St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church, was gutted by fire back in January 2017. The heat of the fire is evident in the the melted steel trusses. Such a sad loss.
Now rechristened St. Elizabeth, Mother of John (the Baptist), St. Engelbert’s was a German national church. I usually associate the English Gothic Revival with Presbyterian or Lutheran churches, and it’s interesting to see a Roman Catholic church of this style.… Continue Reading
Oh dear, the oldest house in St. Louis, from 1829, is sitting abandoned and plywood covers its windows and doors. Does anyone know what happened? It was fine two years ago.