Records show that the tall, beautiful Beaux-Arts style warehouse was the part of the Monument Plumbing Supply Company in 1917. Its architecture shows the influence of Roman architecture, with a dentilated cornice and strong vertical lines dominated by pilasters. There… Continue Reading
I was just remarking in June what a “nice warehouse” this was, so I was flabbergasted to hear that it has just been gutted by fire. Such a waste. It was actually a couple buildings. The warehouse was a frequent… Continue Reading
Only in St. Louis, it seems, could such prime real estate sit undeveloped like this for so long. Really, is there no demand? Sadly, that is the only answer. This nice warehouse, which now seems to be vacated by the… Continue Reading
The road heading north from Shelbina into Shelbyville, the county seat, is lined with abandoned houses. An elevator dominates the east side of the road. Relatively isolated away from major highways, the town is still small. The courthouse, designed by… Continue Reading
Dodier Street dead ends here, and I have to admit that I had never visited it before. It’s one of those places we should be embarrassed that it exists. At least some people are engaging in a little old fashioned… Continue Reading
This fine structure, described as dilapidated by the news media, has giant timbers holding up its interior. Actually four structures technically, they are built together as a single building in appearance. Then a train bearing the sinister number of “6661”… Continue Reading
I’m really impressed with the new Bissinger’s chocolate factory on North Broadway. It shows that the area is still viable–if given a chance–due to its convenient location to the new bridge.
Supposedly the largest cold storage facility when it was built in 1922, the Federal Cold Storage Company demonstrates the once and continued importance of North Broadway to the transportation and warehousing of food to the area around Produce Row. As… Continue Reading