North Grand Boulevard’s speeds are too fast to encourage business and pedestrian traffic, though there are a fair number of people on foot dodging cars on the sad blocks north of Grand Center. Mother’s Fish is still in business after… Continue Reading
Fulton, Missouri is a college town, with some nice historic architecture. Due to St. Louis building codes, you miss out on the great wood frame buildings of the Nineteenth Century that you witness out in the country. But wow, look… Continue Reading
The southern wall of the square is one of the longest preserved row of Italianate storefronts I’ve seen in the Midwest. Its existence is a treasure. It’s changed little since 2008.
In a first for this website, I’m actually publishing pictures I’d let sit around for years after I published later photos. But renewed interest in Edina’s stunning west wall of buildings got me to pull these out of storage. It… Continue Reading
Due to a coincidence, the ninth anniversary of this website (technically back in May, but who’s checking) and my 3,000th post (again, a technicality since a few have been erased over the years or imported from other defunct blogs I… Continue Reading
Years after its renovation, the former 14th Street Mall is still looking good. More spaces are occupied by art galleries, and the beauty of the brick buildings still shines.
The Loop still has some great architecture, and the street is still busy with the construction of the trolley moving further east. Narrowing the street to encourage pedestrian traffic is a winning formula, even as it is still considered to… Continue Reading
I saw this building under renovation a couple of months ago while checking out the Lewis Place neighborhood. Unfortunately, nothing has happened in several months. It’s a shame since it sits on a major street, right up on the sidewalk, but… Continue Reading
I found myself wandering through the western JeffVanderLou neighborhood, which straddles Grand Boulevard. It is in rough shape, as this corner storefront demonstrates. This beautiful row of flats has been ravaged by fire, as has this beautiful little house on… Continue Reading
I hate the wide streets of St. Louis; they encourage speeding and reckless driving, and they cut off neighborhoods. Also, you don’t get the chance to notice these cool houses along Broadway. There is rarely traffic along here to justify… Continue Reading