Wow, I just discovered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the St. Louis area, and also one of the oldest: New Mount Sinai Cemetery, located just beyond the city limits out Gravois, where there are of course many other… Continue Reading
A year later, and the poorly compacted earth of the former quarry on Utah Street continues to claim its victims.
Second Carondelet Avenue, later 13th Street, and now finally DeMenil Place, was once a small exclusive enclave of mostly German and French high society members, including the DeMenil family (#10), and of course the Lemps. Adam Lemp, and his widow,… Continue Reading
The houses above sit above a sinkhole, most likely, and they are now settling so badly that they have been abandoned. It is really a shame, as they were nice little houses. I just noticed this apartment building hiding behind… Continue Reading
Above, the old clinic is back open as a health sciences building, with various tenants that cater to the neighborhood. Below, it finally dawned on me that the building that now houses Foam clearly once had a third floor that… Continue Reading
A street with most of its houses preserved is always only one fire away from being devastated and having much of its momentum taken away if the community does not rally. I was saddened to hear about the fire in… Continue Reading
The houses of Old North are all so beautiful and there are still so many opportunities to pick up one to rehab close to the restaurants and stores along 14th Street.
There are still so many well-preserved buildings left in the St. Louis Place neighborhood, such as this corner store, with an intricate Mansard roof with two pinnacles. There are also more traditional Second Empire houses but with come more Romanesque… Continue Reading
Eleven years now I’ve been photographing JeffVanderLou, particularly east of Grand Boulevard, and perhaps what is most striking is how little has changed, and if anything has changed, it is always for the worse. It still baffles me how long… Continue Reading
Every time I visit the West End neighborhood, I think of the stupidity of the federal government, who drew a red line just to the south of this beautiful community, thereby damning it to eventual oblivion. Despite the government’s best… Continue Reading