Sitting on a little triangle of land along South Broadway and just north of the vacant lot that was once the Home Brewery, the beautiful fire station reminds me of the fachwerk architecture of Anheuser-Busch in the early Twentieth-Century.
I love finding these old houses in Midtown built right after the Civil War, such as the one above, right in the Gothic Revival shadow of St. Alphonsus Ligori, still an active parish church. It also seems like the Stockton… Continue Reading
I would be interested in learning what this was originally. Was this Wellston’s library, or perhaps post office? It is a grand building, most recently a church, just off the Wellston Loop strip, on Irving Avenue and Cote Brilliante.
I checked in on The Ville, the historic middle class African American neighborhood in the North Side. Unfortunately, there is still more abandonment, and this strange collapse, which looks like the house is falling into the basement. It is too… Continue Reading
I finally made it to the amazing remnants of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, which hosted the 1964-5 exposition. The buildings are the subject of a request for proposals, as they are still sitting unused, as… Continue Reading
On a recent visit to Bologna, Italy, I was intrigued by the social contract, perhaps backed by law, where all building owners on major streets over the course of centuries have constructed their dwellings so as to cover the public… Continue Reading
My pictures will begin to have more blue sky in them, hopefully. This photograph was taken from Vanderburgh Avenue, one of the shortest streets in St. Louis, showing the now vanished YMCA on South Grand. It will be replaced by… Continue Reading
A reader graciously sent me some more images of Parks College, as well as one postcard of what the school looked like in better days. My original post about the college has elicited the most comments, up there with the… Continue Reading
Here it is: Club Imperial. If you are interested in buying it, the building is now available from the LRA.
This building now serves as a VFW post. I think it is still occupied by that organization, but I am not sure.