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.
The interior of the McLean County Courthouse is stunning, with a central rotunda that stretches from the first floor up into the dome. Due to a net that stretches across the base of the dome to prevent plaster from falling… Continue Reading
Designed by William Reeves and John M. Baile, the old McLean County Courthouse sits in the middle of the square in downtown Bloomington. A hulking 1903 Beaux-Arts structure that is quite beautiful even perhaps if the Baroque dome is a… Continue Reading
I just realized that the dioscuri on the north side of the Soliders’ Memorial is a mother with a child. Interesting little details make downtown so interesting.