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.
Update: The restaurant was demolished sometime between July 2015 and July 2017. Back in the day, this splendid restaurant was the place to get Chinese food in Hazelwood. Nowadays, it sells granite sculpture imported from China.
With the sad demise of the Stuckey’s in Goodfield I had been photographing for several years, I was pleased to discover a run-down member of the chain off of I-55 south of Springfield.
I recently discovered the Virginia Avenue business district in my exploring, anchored by the old Virginia Theater above, and the Stork Inn, one of Anheuser Busch’s restaurants. What I love about this neighborhood is how the residential and commercial properties… Continue Reading
My continued documentation of the abandoned Stuckey’s Diner at the intersection of I-74 and IL-117 in Goodfield, Illinois brought me back a couple of weeks ago. A new chain has replaced the old rusty one, and there are some small… Continue Reading
The diner outside of Goodfield hasn’t changed much in the months since I last photographed it. Update: The diner has been demolished.