I’ve been creating new tags for notable streets in St. Louis that I feel represent great cross sections of architecture and culture (such as North Broadway or Cherokee, and the newly introduced South Jefferson), and I’m now introducing a “St.… Continue Reading
The beautiful former St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, at the corner of Clara and Maffitt, is now owned by Perpetual Praise and Worship Ministries. It was created in 1893, and closed in 1992, when it and a host of other… Continue Reading
I spotted this interesting church off of Jennings Station Road just off of Interstate 70, so I thought I would take a look at the surrounding streets. At some point I crossed from Jennings into the Walnut Park West neighborhood,… Continue Reading
There are not as many Colonial Revival churches in St. Louis City or the inner suburbs of St. Louis. This one is an exception. I don’t think the Village Church is the original congregation.
The St. Catherine of Siena parish was originally founded in 1921, but this building is obviously newer than that, from 1953 when the influx of people from the suburbs caused Pagedale to explode in population. The decline in Roman Catholics… Continue Reading
Easily the posts that have elicited the strongest emotions from my readers have been the ones concerning St. Liborius, which was converted into a skate park after the previous owners had begun to let the building slip into property tax… Continue Reading
With the congregation dating back to 1807, Fee Fee Baptist lays claim to being the oldest Protestant congregation west of the Mississippi. The handsome old sanctuary in the above and below photos dates to 1870, and is similar in style… Continue Reading
I was able to attend the memorial service for Tom Maher, who was a long time reader and commenter on this website, having left, according to my estimates, hundreds if not over a thousand comments over the last decade. I… Continue Reading
I drive by this church fairly often, for whatever reason, and I love its architecture. I’ve photographed it at least one time before, back in late November of 2017.