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.
I’m curious if anyone remembers visiting the Falstaff Hospitality Room or the Brewing Museum on Gravois. It seems to be a payday loan office now. The museum closed in 1977.
I wrote in my weekly article at St. Louis Magazine about the wonderful Katherine Dunham Museum over in East St. Louis. They need our help to keep going; it would be a shame for such a great resource slip away.
I was in Edinburgh, Scotland, for business a couple of weekends ago, and I was impressed with the urban density of the central city. They are in the process of installing a streetcar system, so many of the major streets… Continue Reading
I was greatly impressed how the Henry Bloch addition sensitively complements the older Nelson-Atkins building. It might be cliche, but it really is a symphony of curves and angles that harmonize together. I was left wanting to just explore the… Continue Reading