Much like St. Louis, Quincy got its start due to its location high on the bluffs above the Mississippi River, allowing it to benefit from the trade connections without the threat of flooding. Much like St. Louis, eventually the railroad… Continue Reading
I had learned, shortly after the implosion demolition of the refrigeration plant at Armour Meat Packing Plant in 2016, that the famous De La Vergne Engine had survived the collapse of the building, and its parts had been relocated to the… Continue Reading
These photos were dug up from back in February of 2014. I had not gotten around to using them, so here they are for your enjoyment. I also took some down around the Grand Basin, as well.
Heading east down Washington Street from downtown Belleville are a whole ensemble of amazing houses, such as the one seen above, which has been carefully restored. I like this little Romanesque Revival cottage sitting back from the street; it is… Continue Reading
I guess I have never done a real post on the Saint Louis Art Museum, save for one post years ago right before construction began on the new wing, forever covering up the southeastern entrance. As many people might know,… Continue Reading
The famous globe still sits as the centerpiece of the park, and the nice weather brought out thousands of people in the long avenues of the greenspace. The Queens Museum is nearby, as well.
See one of the ancient Roman inspirations for this building, the Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius, in this post from September 2018.
Update: See more extensive photos of the museum here.
In the first year of this website, I visited the Scott Joplin House. I hadn’t been back on foot until last month; I drove through back in late July. Why is that? Scott Joplin is a fascinating character, and incredibly… Continue Reading
The use of the ornamental terracotta on the interior is interesting; perhaps the reason is that the entryway was originally open to the elements.