Shaw Boulevard seems to have been intended to be the main artery laid out through Henry Shaw’s subdivision, heading west from Grand Boulevard to the north side of his botanical garden. His Shaw Place subdivision was located on the north… Continue Reading
We made it out too late to document the trailer park in Frontenac, which had once housed workers who had processed uranium for nuclear weapons for atomic weapons at Weldon Springs. I’m not being facetious when I say that this… Continue Reading
Perhaps one of my most popular posts of all time, especially for one outside of St. Louis, is my original look at the Elms Restaurant in El Paso, Illinois, right on U.S. Highway 24. The obvious changes are that many… Continue Reading
McNair Avenue north from Arsenal in Benton Park is easily one of my favorite streets in St. Louis, and its variety of houses from different generations, along with the beautiful rehabs, make it truly unique. Second Empire houses of two… Continue Reading
For lack of a better way of describing them, there are a host of cozy little streets to the southeast of the intersection of Jefferson and Gravois. As is the same behind the other three corners of that bustling crossroads,… Continue Reading
I met new people all over North St. Louis this summer, including members of the congregation of the Original Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in the Ville neighborhood, on St. Louis Avenue. Better Family Life had organized dozens of churches to… Continue Reading
North Broadway never ceases to fascinate me. As usual, I refer to it as a street, and also an area. For example, the above and following two photos are on or around Holly Avenue. The image of east of Broadway,… Continue Reading
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.