Years ago BeltSTL and I took a drive around Far North County and checked out some old buildings, including this old farmstead. The barns appear to look in good condition, though there has been no progress on finding a new… Continue Reading
I can’t believe there were no plans for the former Greyhound bus terminal when the new combination bus and railroad station opened down on Clark Street. The former Cass Avenue Bank was just left to rot, broken into and increasingly… Continue Reading
I found some more photos from the vault of my September 2011 trip to northeastern Iowa, and this time it was the town of Dyersville, with a well-preserved main street of Italianate storefronts, many with their original second story turrets… Continue Reading
“But, but, we have to have a parking lot or people won’t come downtown!” I’m sure someone said that when it came time to do something with the vacant lot that was left on the west side of the main… Continue Reading
Reservoir Market was finally put out of its misery, sometime before September of this year. It looks like some of its walls are still preserved in its neighboring buildings. It is a sad loss, but not unexpected. North from there,… Continue Reading
The weather was weird in Princeton when we came through, but it is a really beautiful town, with a long history going back before the Civil War. It has two “downtowns,” one down by the county courthouse, and the other… Continue Reading
Located far up the Illinois River, where it bends to the east north of St. Louis, DePue sits on a lake off the main channel. The town has some amazing slipcovers on its old buildings in the downtown. This old… Continue Reading
This was most recently a PNC Bank, and as of August 2018, it is still open. A Previous occupant of the bank, the North St. Louis Trust Company, was founded in 1909. However, if one looks closely, those beautiful roundels… Continue Reading
Leave it to St. Louis to not think of anything to use the old bus terminal, formerly Cass Bank, before it was destroyed by vandals. Planning ahead is not a strong suit of City leadership.
My wide angle lens is much better suited for capturing the long lines of the old Jefferson Bank and Trust building at Jefferson and Washington.