Houses range from right after the Civil War, as can be seen above, to buildings built in the early Twentieth Century. These houses below sit far back from the street, alluding to their age. As neighborhoods developed over the decades,… Continue Reading
I love these little houses with their pitched roofs and simple design. This house has sat vacant for a while, as it is right next to a parking lot on busy Chippewa at Compton. Hopefully one day it will be… Continue Reading
The stunning renovation of the old Cherokee Brewery is continuing, with tuckpointing having removed the ugly red paint that had slathered the building for decades. The brick masonry between the two huge doors will be replaced soon, and the doors… Continue Reading
Then there are whole streets lined with abandoned buildings. There is so much work to do. Please join me for my lecture about the Green Book and St. Louis at the Missouri History Museum, February 16 at 7:00 PM.
Gravois Park, really northern Dutchtown, was sparsely settled after the Civil War. It really didn’t take off until the early years of the Twentieth Century, when the streetcars took German immigrants to their jobs in downtown and elsewhere in the… Continue Reading
The renovation of the old Cherokee Brewery into Earthbound continues, with a complete removal of that awful red paint, and tuckpointing giving new life to this ancient structure. It will be amazing when complete. Ghost signs have appeared… …while the… Continue Reading
St. Matthew’s is just one of many closed German Lutheran churches left scattered around the city. It’s a nice example of a German Gothic Hallkirche, where the buttresses are attached and there is no transept. Look at those little flying… Continue Reading