There was a funeral procession assembling on West Florissant Avenue, so we cut over through College Hill. This continues to be one of the most devastated neighborhoods in the city. It is deeply sad to see how this area has… Continue Reading
The sun had risen up above the horizon, and the red brick so famous in St. Louis was glowing. This old gas station seems to have been converted into a house; there are garages in the backs of these apartment… Continue Reading
I went back and drove down MLK Dr, which was obviously at some point a major artery from the northwest side of the city. I realized that the front of this building, and the ones below, date from when the… Continue Reading
The Amoco Sign actually originally was another brand name, but the cool Modernist gas station below it still serves the busy corner of Skinker and Clayton. It’s one of two gas stations built in the middle of Clayton Road, the… Continue Reading
We think this gas station was still occupied but turned into a mechanic’s shop.
I normally don’t get this far south in the city, but the broad avenues and neatly kept houses and apartments of the area always impress me when I do. The buildings are a mixture of 1930’s and 1940’s architecture, and… Continue Reading
I like how the curve of the Del Taco building contrasts with the other buildings included in the National Register nomination. Once a gas station and then a taco stand, the building cuts a distinct profile at the corner of… Continue Reading
Just as I was about to snap a picture of a rare sighting of a Sinclair green dinosaur, the jerk in front of me had to go and turn in front, ruining my shot.
When one first thinks of Fenton, the Chrysler Plant comes to mind, stretching across the valley floor of the Meramec River. But Fenton also has a small town side, separate from the miles of suburban tract housing built for autoworkers,… Continue Reading