Built around 1922, this church at Gano and Carter is an interesting specimen. It has been added onto, repaired, patched and bricked up. But it is still occupied, and while the rest of the block is vacant, the church holds… Continue Reading
More destruction since I documented the ladders and ropes hanging from the roof of St. Augustine. More sad damage appears on the front; probably due to falling masonry(?) or something, some of the flamboyant Gothic details above the main portal… Continue Reading
I spotted the new copper shining all the way from St. Louis Avenue, a mile to the south. Up close, the new copper doesn’t shine as much, but it’s still great to see that the old church is keeping up… Continue Reading
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
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
Moving east up the hill towards Grand Boulevard, the beautiful houses continue to spread out before the visitor. These houses are well-maintained, and are in good shape.
Anyone know much about this building? I cannot seem to find any information on when it was built, and who the architect was. This addition on the upper floors to the north was very well done, and works well with… Continue Reading
I first spotted the beautiful copper roof of SLU Hospital’s Firmin Desloge Tower from the windows of the Gateway Arch in the first couple of days I lived in St. Louis, back in the Christmas of 1985/early January 1986. It… Continue Reading
This little Gothic Church deep in Dutchtown is now connected with the house next door. Either the steeple was never completed, or it was built out of wood and has rotten away.
The neighborhood that once filled the pews of St. Augustine is now gone, and the old church sits alone, vulnerable. I have been truly shocked by how large and bushy the volunteer trees have become. It is only late April… Continue Reading