Readers who attended my recent lecture about the covering of the River des Peres will remember that the waterway once came up the right-of-way of the eponymous avenue. Because it was covered over in the 1920s and 30s, and most… Continue Reading
Update: Thanks to longtime and valued reader Tom Maher, this was identified as Chris Christen Pontiac. The identification was corroborated by old advertisements in the Post-Dispatch. I found this old building, just east of Kienlen Avenue at 6171 Natural Bridge… Continue Reading
Corner stores rarely exist in St. Louis anymore, as larger chains have taken over. If you own a car, it’s no big deal to go to your favorite store. If you’re on foot, it’s a different story. That being said,… Continue Reading
Glasgow Avenue has beautiful buildings left on it, but they are now all abandoned. I imagine that the chemical company to the east will buy these properties up and demolition them in the future.
Here it is: Club Imperial. If you are interested in buying it, the building is now available from the LRA.
There’s an old cluster of old wood frame houses on the side streets off of Halls Ferry Road. There are also other houses in brick that look like buildings you would see in other parts of the city.
Halls Ferry Road is a major commercial artery in North County, but it has a residential feel along its path through Baden. It has many of the same problems as back on the side streets. The Baden Library is in… Continue Reading
The horns don’t sound around here much anymore.
The first time I came up to Baden to photograph was in 2010, and this bar below was still open. It is unique as it uses concrete block. Unfortunately, the bar is now closed. It is a unique building, and… Continue Reading
There’s a whole cluster of buildings just north of the train tracks at the southern end of Baden and North Broadway. But it is so loud, and such an undesirable place to invest, that the buildings are going vacant, their… Continue Reading