The confluence of the River des Peres and the Mississippi River is located in an isolated corner of the City of St. Louis. While the boundary of St. Louis is typically described as being at the River des Peres, that… 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
Many of the old lodges from the resort era at Castlewood still stand over on New Ballwin Road, but I’ve noticed an interesting trend recently. As can be seen below, in-fill housing, made to look like traditional architecture, has begun… Continue Reading
One of my most popular posts was one of earliest out at Castlewood. It still draws me back, as I see changes over the years. The old road above, which had begun to suffer from terrible erosion, has been stabilized.… Continue Reading
This tower was one of a series of reinforced concrete bunkers that lined the Atlantic Coast during World War II; they served as a complex network of towers and coastal batteries that were intended to ward off German U-Boats.
Castlewood State Park was created back in the 1970’s out of the remains of what was once a thriving resort community along the Meramec River. The name comes from the gigantic cliffs, once the edge of an inland sea, that… Continue Reading
As mentioned before, the Meramec Valley in western St. Louis County is an isolated, but history filled region that remains largely unspoiled due to the creation of Castlewood State Park and other subsidiary trails and county parks. Update: I went… Continue Reading