I found some old pictures my family took from the Arch back in 1986-7; in the upper left, you can see the Cupples Warehouses sitting vacant. The first Kiener Plaza, now demolished, was just starting construction. The ash trees are… Continue Reading
Constructed in 1894, 3456 Hawthorne Boulevard would have been considered out of date with the architectural styles of the time. William F. Woerner, its owner, was a prominent lawyer in St. Louis, writing this article about murder and inheritance issues… Continue Reading
The Dickhaus-Stemme House sits within a short walk of Daniel Boone’s Missouri grave. It’s a great example of Greek Revival architecture in a rural setting. The friendly owners have begun to assemble a group of buildings around the house. Their… Continue Reading
This elegant mausoleum in the Ionic order is perhaps the most pure example of Greek Revival/Neo-Classical architecture in the city. The proportions and design are reminiscent of the Temple of Athena Nike in Athens. Small, relatively sparsely adorned, it still… Continue Reading
The Vandalia State Capitol building is one of the more problematic buildings I have visited. Yes, it was indeed the capitol building for a few years, but it was not the first on the site, but the fourth. The building… Continue Reading
The next couple of weeks I’l be posting pictures from towns to the east of St. Louis that are surprisingly close to our city. Above is the old capitol in Vandalia.
Jarville House is one of the oldest houses in St. Louis County, built in 1853. It was built in the Greek Revival style, but when it was purchased by Edgar Queeny, the son of the founder of Monsanto, it was… Continue Reading
Parking or biking up to the Lemp Mausoleum, and then just simply walking around Prospect Drive, is one of the most beautiful places in St. Louis.
I realized that the French and Latin over the doors of the Old Cathedral all say the same thing as the English. Same with the flanking French and English inscriptions.
The Arlington Hotel anchors the wide expanse of railroad tracks that cuts through the heart of De Soto. Depending on who you ask on the streets of De Soto, the hotel was built in the 1850s or 1860s in the… Continue Reading