Preston Bradshaw continued his march west with another residential hotel for Pleitsch and Price, constructing what was originally known as the Mark Twain Apartments in 1926. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the dramatic arched, circular cornice over the front… Continue Reading
The wall of buildings on Lindell west of Spring are the handiwork of Preston Bradshaw. The first one in the picture, and the first one built, is the Coronado, built as a residential hotel between 1923 and 1926. There is… Continue Reading
This old funeral parlor had an interesting brush with history; read about it here.
Henry Semple Ames or his mother most likely had this building constructed in 1889, during the boom years for Grand Center. Its neighbors are gone; it was later owned by a Ms. Cushman after the Ames family moved out in the… Continue Reading
The Moolah Temple’s original purpose, that of the Order of the Mystic Shrine, is now hosted in another building out west, and its new use as a movie theater works well. Moorish Revival architecture is interesting in that is Islamic… Continue Reading
The Alexander Euston Mansion, from 1890, still sits at 3730 Lindell Boulevard, but is now part of SLU. Euston owned pressing mills that created linseed oil. Perhaps not the most exciting industrialist in St. Louis, but he still provided a… Continue Reading
That massive, hulking limestone Parthenon sitting on its own man-made Acropolis is for sale again. If you have a couple of million dollars and don’t mind them using some of the rooms occasionally, it can be yours. The vacant lot… Continue Reading
I seem to remember that this building was originally telephone building or something. It seems to have received a vertical addition at some point, as the upper floors are clearly much newer than the first two. Most likely the historic… Continue Reading
Covered with an interesting mixture of grotesques, the exterior of Powell Hall, so often viewed only at night while arriving to see a performance of the symphony, never ceases to impress. The central portal of what was the old St.… Continue Reading
This relatively small church for the once upscale residential community in Grand Center now serves as an art space, buttressed for safety but left as a shell.