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.
Update: See the church in the late summer of 2o19.
Howard Street is almost completely abandoned, as I had seen in May of 2017. In the background, you can see Madison Street, where I met Dan, way back in December of 2013. I do find some interesting little gems, like… Continue Reading
Just north of downtown Belleville are a cluster of beautiful Italianate houses, many of which have been adapted for other uses over the years, as is common as the commercial core of a city grows into nearby residential areas. There… Continue Reading
St. Clement of Rome is a beautiful Modernist church out west in Des Peres; I was able to photograph its exterior recently. Rob Powers has stunning pictures of the interior here. The church of San Clemente in Rome is one… Continue Reading
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
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Charles Borromeo dominates the northeastern part of town away from St. Charles’s downtown. There are more beautiful examples of Second Empire and Italianate houses and apartment buildings lining Fifth Street, which is wider through… Continue Reading
The architecture of St. Charles is interesting, because it follows the same styles as St. Louis, but yet expresses them in a different way, more akin to small towns. For starters, the lots are not long and skinny like the… Continue Reading
I’m really worried about Jennings. I have visited a couple times over the years (yes, I understand that a couple of visits is not good enough to get a complete understanding of a community), and every time I go back,… Continue Reading
It had been a few years since I had visited the old Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Jennings, and I thought I was due a return trip. It was not a happy return. The former sanctuary’s exterior was heavily… Continue Reading