“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
Things are looking good around the family farm, even if it has been a dry summer. The barns are now surrounded by grass and corn.
Sometimes road conditions require a quick snapshot, when you’re not able to hang out for very long. What was the barn used for, when was it abandoned, what is its future?
The family farm is looking good this February, and preparations are already beginning for planting this spring. The frost in the ground is melting, and the water is leaching up to the surface, making for some thick mud around the… Continue Reading
I’m eternally fascinated by the relatively isolated Pleasantview Road, with its beautiful barns and farmhouses. The rubble up above used to be a corn crib, I believe. Pleasantview School, slowly converted to storage lockers, seems to have stalled out. That… 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
The isolated southern side of the Meramec River Valley continues to fascinate us. We had previously spotted this railroad viaduct the last trip, and this time we drove down. It’s developed quite the patina over the years. Pevely Farms was… Continue Reading
Someone died, and that meant it was time to sell off his land for a bunch of McMansions. He was one of the last holdouts, selling fruits and vegetables at a roadside stand at Clayton and Schoettler roads. St. Louis… Continue Reading
Out west are all sorts of surprises, tucked between the valleys and subdivisions are old log cabins, such as the one off of Valley Road, or the old farmhouse off of Strecker. This old farm house below has sat empty… Continue Reading