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19th Street South of Newhouse Avenue, Revisited

I return to this forlorn row of beautiful Second Empire tenements south of the old Friedens Evangelisch Lutheran Church. Nothing is happening to these houses, other than that they are deteriorating more. They are all abandoned, as far as I… Continue Reading

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Visiting East St. Louis on the 100th Anniversary of the Riots

10th and Bond Street is where it all began, 100 years and two weeks ago. I went back and snapped these photos on the exact anniversary of some of the worse racial violence in US history. The oldest areas of… Continue Reading

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39th Street and Environs

From what I understand, many streets originally had numbers for names, indicating their distance from Main Street. But most were renamed. The houses along here are interesting, and there are a fair number of commercial properties converted to apartment. I… Continue Reading