We explored Wells-Goodfellow for two hours on foot a couple of Saturdays ago, and over the next month, I will show what we saw. Walking up Hamilton Avenue, we saw destruction, vacant lots and beautiful buildings, still holding up in… Continue Reading
I love the funky renovations to this old Second Empire store, replete with decorative concrete blocks in the window and the cedar wood paneling above the door. It sits vacant now, obviously.
Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture February 8 and 15 from 10:00-12:00 on the history of St. Louis architecture with Chris Naffziger at OASIS in Clayton can register at this link.
This building, like many older office buildings in downtown St. Louis, received a Modernist slipcover in the 1950s or 60s, its owners now ashamed of its historic architecture. The slipcovers have started to come off these old buildings, revealing often… Continue Reading
Up at the crest of the hill at Arsenal and Gravois, the buildings are affected by the roar of traffic flying by. Widened in the early decades of the Twentieth Century, Gravois is now the equivalent of seven lanes wide… Continue Reading
There are a wealth of beautiful houses lining the side streets north of Cass Avenue and the once-fashionable Midtown. Sadly, it does not seem like redevelopment will make it to this unique neighborhood in time. The stunning Second Empire rowhouses… Continue Reading
I went back and drove down MLK Dr, which was obviously at some point a major artery from the northwest side of the city. I realized that the front of this building, and the ones below, date from when the… Continue Reading
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
It looks like an alien spaceship came down and stole the old Strassberger’s Conservatory, a relic of the thriving German American community in St. Louis Place one hundred years ago.