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.
I found some old pictures my family took from the Arch back in 1986-7; in the upper left, you can see the Cupples Warehouses sitting vacant. The first Kiener Plaza, now demolished, was just starting construction. The ash trees are… Continue Reading
I’ve always been intrigued by the explosion of lakes created by dams in the 1950s and 60s. Created out of valleys to provide “recreation” and a stable water supply, they often are long and snaking affairs. This one is Forest… Continue Reading