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.
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