Despite the assurances of plenty of nay-sayers, the abandoned Arlington School, which I photographed in 2009, could be saved and is now impeccably restored. Tasteful in-fill has been added around the old school.
Sadly, Gundlach School is just yet another beautiful school that it is sitting empty. It once was one of the most prestigious in the school district, known for its excellent staff.
A church in St. Louis never just a building with a sanctuary in it. It was an entire complex, or even campus, in some instances. The church would have a parsonage, or office for the priest or pastor. And schools… Continue Reading
While its former parish church remains in good condition, I was saddened to see the old school is still sitting empty. There is a weird barbed wire fence around a portion of it, but not all the way around. I… Continue Reading
More Tudor Revival splendor at the intersection of Kingshighway and Gravois, at the old Ittner-Milligan school that is now a charter school. The building is shaped like a cursive letter V, and uses the odd shaped plot of land in… Continue Reading
A reader sent me these photos of the interior of Central High School, which is just about completely destroyed inside now.
While Ittner and Milligan schools in St. Louis are amazing, it’s always interesting to see how educational architecture developed after their tenure. George Sanger took over as architect of St. Louis Public Schools in the early Twentieth Century. Many of… Continue Reading
Well, not much has changed for the positive in the three years since I last photographed Central High School. Honestly, at the rate it’s going, this will be torn down before anyone gets to save it. The trees and brush… Continue Reading
Another of the great Ittner/Milligan legacy, the Dewey School was designed by Rockwell Milligan in 1917. It has a great mixture of styles, including Romanesque and Moorish elements. Like many of their schools, there is no central portal, but two… Continue Reading
Opened in 1931 according to plans by George W. Sanger, the Cole School is one of the few schools built after the golden days of Ittner and Milligan. It’s occupied and in good shape.