Dramatic light framed the ruins of Cahokia, from Monk’s Mound above to other mounds arranged around the main plaza.
This geodesic dome functions as a gymnasium, part of a larger rec plex in Lincoln Park.
The congregation moved across the intersection to a new building. They do not seem to be using the old church.
I don’t think anyone has every really figured out what the story is about this towering power plant buried in the thick undergrowth on the south side of East St. Louis. It looks to be made out of reinforced concrete,… Continue Reading
For better or for worse, the government of East St. Louis lacks the money to tear down its sturdy abandoned buildings. For right now, the old Broadview Hotel is still standing, with hopes of it reopening in its original use.… Continue Reading
Other than some concrete pillars, part of what I think were originally meat refrigeration, Armour Meat Packing is now gone. The transformation of the old National Stockyards is continuing, with the hope that the new bridge and flat land will… Continue Reading
I headed back over by Amour on Saturday, and not much has changed on the slaughterhouse, but a tons of rubble have been removed from the site of the refrigeration plant. Giant husks of metal, some recognizable as refrigeration tanks,… Continue Reading
It dawned us finally one time that this was the final alleyway that cattle were forced down, with the hose on the left used to wash the path down. Look at the worn-down bricks where millions of cattle once walked.… Continue Reading
I used to think this massive elevator took carcasses up into the building, but that is incorrect. Like beer brewing, slaughterhouses brought the cattle up to the top of Armour, and then lowered them down floor by floor. It’s an… Continue Reading
The slaughterhouse at Armour was collapsing, not dramatically, but inexorably. It was going to be a pile of rubble in a decade, probably, even without the demolition that came in the summer of 2016. Probably because it didn’t have the… Continue Reading