I had the opportunity to visit a truly spectacular religious and historic site in Bologna the last time I was in Italy, the Complex of St. Stephen, which is a series of seven churches meant to be a recreation of… Continue Reading
Here it is: Club Imperial. If you are interested in buying it, the building is now available from the LRA.
The house which sat on top of Sugar Load Mound has been demolished by the Osage Nation. The lower platform of the mound to the north still has one house left.
Dramatic light framed the ruins of Cahokia, from Monk’s Mound above to other mounds arranged around the main plaza.
In the future, I’ll write more about the Shrine of St. Ferdinand, which possesses some of the oldest buildings in the metro area. For the time being, here are some photographs of the historic complex.
The Dickhaus-Stemme House sits within a short walk of Daniel Boone’s Missouri grave. It’s a great example of Greek Revival architecture in a rural setting. The friendly owners have begun to assemble a group of buildings around the house. Their… Continue Reading
Well, it didn’t take long, and it’s hard to see in this picture, but someone has already attempted to steal the bronze plaque off of the Big Mound Memorial, bending its right side in the process. The monument, in its old… Continue Reading
Starting tomorrow, I’m introducing a new type of post where I focus on the history of architecture, in particular focusing on monuments that influence the built environment of St. Louis. I’ll go back and add a couple of older posts… Continue Reading
Listen to the podcast where Martin Casas, director of the Saint Louis Swap Meet, interviews me about the history of the Lemp Brewery.