I went back to Pleasantview Road in early August, to see how things were. Below, I was shocked to discover the old farmhouse, which I had been photographing for years, had vanished, despite receiving brand new storm windows and a… Continue Reading
Down under the towering eastern approaches of the Martin Luther King Bridge, there is B Street, and there are a couple of houses that are occupied (not shown). Who are they? I did not have time to stop and ask,… Continue Reading
I drive by this church fairly often, for whatever reason, and I love its architecture. I’ve photographed it at least one time before, back in late November of 2017.
Does anyone know what this large factory-looking building was originally? It lies on Route 13, which is now South Belt Road West, and South 28th Street. The duplexes in front of the factory above clearly look like workers’ houses, built… Continue Reading
Northwest of downtown Belleville, the housing is distinctly more of the workers’ cottages that I saw around the old Stag Brewery, which is nearby. Many of the houses are still in really good condition, and their owners still take pride… Continue Reading
Heading east down Washington Street from downtown Belleville are a whole ensemble of amazing houses, such as the one seen above, which has been carefully restored. I like this little Romanesque Revival cottage sitting back from the street; it is… Continue Reading
The St. Clair County Jail only has a 2.2 stars out of 5 rating on Google Maps.
Why? Just why did they have to do this to this wonderful Second Empire building?
So this corner tavern has quite the history. The infamous Thomas Venezia, after serving time for the racket he was running over in Washington Park in the 1990s, ran a bar here back in the early 2000s, until he turned… Continue Reading
South of downtown Belleville is an interesting mix of houses, with everything from brick foursquares you might see in Tower Grove South, to below, old Second Empire houses that would fit in down in Carondelet. Some of the best Italianate… Continue Reading