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.
Among the houses are more traditional storefronts, some of which were probably originally residences that have been converted as the density and commercial nature of the street evolved.
Update: I’ve also looked at the Stork Inn and Bevo Mill, the two other major Anheuser-Busch restaurants built before Prohibition.
Update: See the other two restaurants, the Bevo Mill and Feasting Fox. The smallest of the Anheuser-Busch restaurants, the Stork Inn still holds its own on Virginia Avenue in Dutchtown. I love the tower; I use the tag of Tudor… Continue Reading
Update: I went back and photographed the Stork Inn in 2014. You can see the Feasting Fox, originally known as the Gretchen Inn, in this post here, also from 2014. I realized recently that I had never taken a single… Continue Reading