State Street, what appears to have been the second of two major commercial streets along with Niedringhaus Avenue, is basically 100% vacant. There are some stores converted to apartments. But what is truly interesting about walking down the street is… Continue Reading
Surrounded by abandoned buildings and parking lots, the Granite City Steel Building was cutting edge when it opened in 1958 to the designs of Sverdrup and Parcel, and is largely preserved in its original state, save for the painting… Continue Reading
Update: the building above was demolished in 2008, replaced with a movie theater.