Labadie Avenue, West of Newstead, The Greater Ville

Your tax dollars at work! A recently abandoned Modernist school building has newer playground equipment in a trash-strewn blacktop playground. I do not know if children feel safe enough to come and use it now. Further down Labadie, most of… Continue Reading


Walnut Park Revisited, Again

Walnut Park is one of those neighborhoods of the city where I am hesitant to post pictures where there is the chance of giving the wrong impression. The area struggles with crime, and has a tragically high murder rate. There… Continue Reading


DePue, Illinois

Located far up the Illinois River, where it bends to the east north of St. Louis, DePue sits on a lake off the main channel. The town has some amazing slipcovers on its old buildings in the downtown. This old… Continue Reading