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.
The sun had risen up above the horizon, and the red brick so famous in St. Louis was glowing. This old gas station seems to have been converted into a house; there are garages in the backs of these apartment… Continue Reading
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