It’s easy to miss the beautiful bank on the southeast corner of the bustling intersection of Jefferson and Gravois. Originally constructed in 1925, it was renovated in 1956, and the annex, now a separate business, was built in 1979
I was shocked to discover the old bank building, the only survivor from the demolition of River Roads Mall, has in turn fallen vacant, and rapidly deteriorating.
It’s interesting to see how Lindell Bank created a certain look that continued into its different branches.
In a first for this website, I’m actually publishing pictures I’d let sit around for years after I published later photos. But renewed interest in Edina’s stunning west wall of buildings got me to pull these out of storage. It… Continue Reading
More of downtown Wood River, showing the wide variety of architectural styles, including some nice Modernist slip covers.
Quiet on a Saturday afternoon, Wood River’s downtown hosts an array of early Twentieth Century architecture.
The area around the old Citizens’ Bank consists of your standard suburban development seen after World War II. Automobile-dominated development, with parking lots in front of low-slung buildings, predominates. Now since vacant of major retailers, second string businesses move in.
There’s not much more I can say that Toby Weiss didn’t already masterfully cover in this post, but I can report that most likely this building will not be torn down after all, at least not in the near future.… Continue Reading
I have always been impressed by the architecture of the “double square” in Edina, lined with some of the best ornamentation and form in Missouri. Ironically, I have photographs from 2012 that I may post in the future, but here… Continue Reading