An unassuming vacant lot on Natural Bridge Avenue was once the Schorr-Kolkschneider Brewery, which once towered over this section of Hyde Park. As the Sanborn Map shows, the brewery proper was built on a triangular piece of land, similar to… Continue Reading
I had recently covered what I believe to be old offices and warehouses of the Hyde Park Brewery, whose historic brew house at Salisbury and North Florissant was demolished decades ago. But many of the auxiliary buildings are still standing,… Continue Reading
I constantly see things in North St. Louis that wouldn’t be allowed in other parts of the city. For example, the street here is just busted up with no warning markers.
These four-family apartment buildings sit right on N. Florissant Avenue, just south of Salisbury Street in Hyde Park. They are right on a major thoroughfare, but despite or because of it, they sit abandoned and trashed.
I was excited to see that ND Consulting is continuing to build new affordable housing in addition to rehabbing houses in Hyde Park. They have been responsible for helping renovate many historic structures, and not just new construction. I believe… Continue Reading
Longtime readers might recognize these Second Empire houses on the west side of N. Florissant Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood; I’ve photographed them before. As the summer of 2018 has continued, the undergrowth has engulfed the two abandoned ones,… Continue Reading
This fire station is interesting in that it occupies a small portion of the corner of Hyde Park.
I’ve long said that this website is about breaking down prejudices and showing people that there are many great things about all parts of this city, but man, sometimes there is just nothing good to say about some isolated forgotten… Continue Reading
I often pass by this complicated intersection in Hyde Park, and the light was bright on Saturday in the morning. I think about this row of buildings, which–with the most likely exception of the one on the far left–were surely… Continue Reading
Why do I keep coming back to the old abandoned nursing home at Blair and Grand? Its sudden, rapid vandalism is still so shocking to me, and others. Its out of town owners don’t seem to care. I do know… Continue Reading