I know many of my readers are not thrilled with the current owners of St. Liborius, but I do want everyone to consider what happens to buildings with huge maintenance expenses that are abandoned. Taken for example the rectory, which… Continue Reading
Walnut Park is one of those neighborhoods of the city where I am hesitant to post pictures where there is the chance of giving the wrong impression. The area struggles with crime, and has a tragically high murder rate. There… Continue Reading
I’m starting to notice some major structural problems at St. Augustine’s; I worry about its future. No one is coming to its rescue.
For some reason, I am drawn back to this simple but elegant church in the “Lutheran Civic Center” near the old Concordia Seminary, old Lutheran Hospital and still operating Concordia Publishing House. Its rich red brick with tan detailing and… Continue Reading
The small church building above appears in Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in 1909, with a vacant lot to the south at the corner of Academy and Vernon Avenues. Obviously, the congregation of the now-vanished Brank Memorial Presbyterian Church constructed the… Continue Reading
The amazing West Presbyterian Church reminds me of a church I might see in Oak Park, outside of Chicago, but also fits in with the general trend of St. Louis architects moving away from the German or French Gothic and… Continue Reading
So they’ve stolen just about all of the copper off of the old parish church of St. Mark’s on Page Boulevard (I could have sworn I’ve posted pictures of the church in the past). All of the roof of the… Continue Reading
Formerly Grace Episcopal Church, Eliot Unitarian Chapel took over this beautiful Gothic Revival church just east of downtown Kirkwood in 1961. The Eliot comes from the same man who helped found Washington University.
I love finding these old houses in Midtown built right after the Civil War, such as the one above, right in the Gothic Revival shadow of St. Alphonsus Ligori, still an active parish church. It also seems like the Stockton… Continue Reading
The row of houses in between Parnell (really sort of the traffic artery Jefferson becomes up north) and N. Florissant Avenue is one of the most beautiful streets in St. Louis. I love showing it to visitors to blow people’s… Continue Reading