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.
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