The county seat of Scotland County, Memphis, sits high on elevated ground looking out over the farmland of northeastern Missouri. It is a pretty town, with a dramatic setting. It has at least one National Register property, Downing House, which… 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
Green City sits in between Kirskville and Milan, and has some interesting house stock, a small downtown, and several beautiful churches. Green Castle is a smaller town to the east of Green City; it possesses a few streets off of… Continue Reading
On a quiet country road, an old abandoned church sits, surrounded by a cemetery. The cemetery is well maintained, and still visited, but the church is no longer needed, so it sits abandoned, and open to the elements.
Frozen in time, it seems, Bethel, north of Shelbyville, is one of the more interesting towns I have visited, and is a must-see for those interested in Antebellum Missouri. One of the largest collections of buildings from before the Civil… Continue Reading
The road heading north from Shelbina into Shelbyville, the county seat, is lined with abandoned houses. An elevator dominates the east side of the road. Relatively isolated away from major highways, the town is still small. The courthouse, designed by… Continue Reading
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church is a masterpiece of Art-Deco architecture for worship spaces. Designed by Arthur F. Moratz, the church was built in 1934 with insurance money when the original structure burned down. Presaging Modernism, the church still shows… Continue Reading
I find a lot of Romanesque Revival churches a bit interesting, in that while they possess the decorative and stylistic elements of the Romanesque, they frequently possess the massing of a Gothic church.
Hopefully, due to all of the complaints, by the time you read this the church will either be properly secured from children entering, or it s will be demolished completely. Its state on Saturday is unacceptable.