If there is perhaps one flaw to St. Louis parks, it is the borders. St. Louis builders gave us beautiful houses to frame our amazing green spaces, but then in the Twentieth Century, traffic engineers strangled access with asphalt traffic… Continue Reading
On the western end of Carondelet Park the large lake has a rustic stone bridge separating it into two parts, and fishing is allowed. The public restrooms have been closed for decades. The benches have various inscriptions from donors.… Continue Reading
I went back to Carondelet Park to look at the sinkholes that dot the landscape. Much of park has these undulating pockets and depressions, which are the remnants of karst topography. I strongly suspect that the ponds were adapted from… Continue Reading
Located far up the Illinois River, where it bends to the east north of St. Louis, DePue sits on a lake off the main channel. The town has some amazing slipcovers on its old buildings in the downtown. This old… Continue Reading
Straddling Utah Street on the east side of Indiana Avenue, Carnegie Park is not the result of the demolition of historic houses sometime in the mid-Twentieth Century. In fact, it was originally supposed to be a market, but after that… 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.
I finally made it to the amazing remnants of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, which hosted the 1964-5 exposition. The buildings are the subject of a request for proposals, as they are still sitting unused, as… Continue Reading
Update: See the fire station in the southeast corner of the park here. Rugged Hyde Park, for which its neighborhoods is named, is one of the last places in the area that has at least some of the original topography… Continue Reading
There are many old wood frame houses in this area, and they are clinging on, but there is a lot of abandonment.