I think too many people get bronze statues in America, but one woman who definitely deserves one is Frankie Muse Freeman, who fought for Civil Rights for decades in St. Louis. You can read about her work at this link.… Continue Reading
I felt as if I was in Scotland again when I visited Calvary Cemetery recently. After all of the rain and warm temperatures, there seems to be a haze over the city and rolling hills, and everything is so green.… Continue Reading
Where has this monument been hiding? It was dedicated in the 1970s, but I guess the recent renovations of the Gateway Mall has made it more obvious? There is another monument out in Cottleville.
Senior citizens interested in attending my lecture at OASIS about influential architects who have left their marks on St. Louis can sign up for a two-week class on June 12th and 19th, 2019, by clicking here and searching for class… Continue Reading
Back in early 2018, a group of veterans got together in East St. Louis, responding to the sad state of the World War One Memorial I had photographed in November of 2017. People didn’t think they could do it, but… Continue Reading
George W. Baumhoff was the general manager of the St. Louis Transit Company. According to the Missouri History Museum, he owned an estate of several hundred acres out by Valley Park, called “Treecourt,” which I can verify is sort of… Continue Reading
Logan D. Dameron seems to have been the president of the Southwestern Book and Publishing Company, and this monument sits on his burial plot. It has acquired quite a bit of patina on it over the years, with its Flamboyant… Continue Reading
A Lieutenant in the United States Navy during the Civil War, Wilson McGunnegle served on board the U.S.S. St. Louis, sadly dying of tuberculosis in Annapolis, Maryland later on during the conflict. He has one of what is easily the… Continue Reading