There is a large portion of the city cut off by the interstates. Up north, we see mostly devastation, as people fled living next to an interstate on the west and industry on the east. Down south, it’s not so… Continue Reading
There’s not much left to say about the demolition of Crestwood Mall; we have not learned from our past, and will continue to make the same mistakes. Plan on Gravois Bluffs being demolished forty or fifty years from now. Trust… Continue Reading
But what does the H.O.P.E. stand for? It’s not the cancer awareness association out in Chesterfield.
I’ve always enjoyed this building, with the huge windows on the second floor. I suspect the brick was not painted originally.
Buildings always put their best foot forward on the public side, facing the street. But what if they’re on the corner? It’s interesting to see how builders chose to either leave the side largely unadorned, or lightly decorated. Or look,… Continue Reading
Crestwood Mall is disappearing, but the recent demolition of the “front” of the mall, built in 1984 opposite the original strip mall shops, has reappeared, temporarily. Most fascinating to me, the curved original facade of the Sears, one of the… Continue Reading
Things look rough down in the valley of the rolling hills in eastern Wells-Goodfellow. These wood frame houses have declined rapidly since the last time I was by.
The buildings in this area are mostly intact, but they’re sadly abandoned for the most part. There are few people left around here.