I went by Hirstein Cemetery, where many of my oldest ancestors in America are buried, in the first weekend of August. It was a hot day, but the clouds in the sky made for beautiful light. This obelisk had not… Continue Reading
I made a detour by Greenwood Cemetery, which is the last resting place of Harriett Scott among many other famous African Americans, and I was excited to see that volunteers working under the direction of the non-profit that now manages… Continue Reading
I felt as if I was in Scotland again when I visited Calvary Cemetery recently. After all of the rain and warm temperatures, there seems to be a haze over the city and rolling hills, and everything is so green.… Continue Reading
Frederick A. Berthold had many children, but three of them apparently did not make it out of childhood. The monument is very close to the Sarpy-Morrison plot from yesterday. He died at the age of 48 in 1868.
Due to an eagle-eyed reader, I learned recently that the historic freedmen’s settlement of Westland Acres recently sold for a substantial amount of money. Inhabited by the descendants of freed slaves for generations, I suspect that property tax pressures finally… Continue Reading
Senior citizens interested in attending my lecture at OASIS about influential architects who have left their marks on St. Louis can sign up for a two-week class on June 12th and 19th, 2019, by clicking here and searching for class… Continue Reading
George W. Baumhoff was the general manager of the St. Louis Transit Company. According to the Missouri History Museum, he owned an estate of several hundred acres out by Valley Park, called “Treecourt,” which I can verify is sort of… Continue Reading
Logan D. Dameron seems to have been the president of the Southwestern Book and Publishing Company, and this monument sits on his burial plot. It has acquired quite a bit of patina on it over the years, with its Flamboyant… Continue Reading