The Hofbrauhaus is finally open on the western reaches of Belleville! All this next week and a little of the following I will return to the historic county seat of St. Clair County.
The Casa Loma Ballroom continues to be a landmark on Cherokee Street. While the Cinderella continues the replacement of its original terracotta. But an old Anheuser-Busch pub still sits in limbo, its owner holding out.
Novinger is a small, former coal mining town west of Kirksville on the Chariton River.
The smallest of the A-B restaurants, the Stork Inn still holds its own on Virginia Avenue in Dutchtown. I love the tower; I use the tag of Tudor Revival only grudgingly; this building, and its partners bear a much stronger… Continue Reading
I realized recently that I had never taken a single picture of Bevo Mill, the iconic former Anheuser-Busch corporate restaurant at Gravois and Morganford. Legend has always stated that the Busches dined at the restaurant on their way out to… Continue Reading
I photographed the old hotels and ruins around Castlewood again a couple of weekends ago; I would be interested to hear from readers if they can identify these structures. Is this house below once a rental cottage from the resort… Continue Reading
I have always been intrigued by this Chinese restaurant east of Powell Hall on Washington Avenue; its cool lines remind me of the Greek letter Psi, so that is how I am going to start describing this roof shape. It’s… Continue Reading
Buckingham’s Chicken Dinners may no longer be in business, but the house still sits along Manchester Road. Did anyone eat there back in the day? Photo courtesy of Lura Holt.