10th and Bond Street is where it all began, 100 years and two weeks ago. I went back and snapped these photos on the exact anniversary of some of the worse racial violence in US history. The oldest areas of… Continue Reading
No, they didn’t ever take the owner’s plans to move the old Brown Shoe factory across Jefferson Avenue seriously. It’s being demolished now.
Still standing, and with nothing happening on the property behind it, the remnants of the old streetcar repair barn sits, forgotten.
Yes, there is a slaughter house left in the City of St. Louis. Now known as Star Packing, it was once, based off of ghost signs also known as United Meat Co., among others. This was apparently, based off of… Continue Reading
Apparently the Leschen Wire Rope Company was doing well enough to expand into some somewhat cool looking Modernist buildings to the north of the original factory. I think about all of the people that must have walked to work or… Continue Reading
A giant factory came into view, across a vacant lot which seems to have been part of the company grounds. The stunning Leschen Wire Rope Company, which later moved to St. Joseph and now seems to be largely defunct, once… Continue Reading
The old factory in Walnut Park, a victim of changing economic and technological times, is being demolished. It was never the most impressive abandoned building, but the weird mix of junk inside was famous.
Another one of those buildings I’ve photographed before, but then can’t find the pictures, this old factory is still sitting vacant. Apparently it had serious EPA violations before closing. The giant dust collector has not been stolen by scrappers, amazingly.
I’ll be honest, I was never terribly impressed with the empty buildings of the old Lever Soap Factory. Apparently the owners weren’t either, and they’re now demolishing the giant factory first by implosion and then by knocking it down with… Continue Reading
Slowly but surely, the slaughterhouse, the last major building left at Armour, is coming down, brick by brick. It’s fascinating, in a sad way, in that the structure of the building is becoming apparent as the walls come down. There… Continue Reading