A long time ago, Kingshighway went straight north, and the doglegged right in front of Barnes Hospital, before turning right in front of Forest Park (did you know technically there are a couple of acres of Forest Park east of… Continue Reading
I’m intrigued by the idea of interstates that have been temporarily removed from service, such as Interstate 64/Highway 40 back in 2008 and 2009. This time, of course, it is Interstate 44, which is one of the “younger” interstates in… Continue Reading
Many of us had always held out hope for this beautiful series of buildings on Branch Avenue, just on the other side of the interstate from Old North and Hyde Park. But it was not to be, and they are… Continue Reading
Angelica Street east of 11th Street is gone, replaced by this foreboding overpass, which effectively kills the neighborhood from expanding any further. I’ve photographed these little guys before; they replaced an old country estate that finally was demolished and redeveloped.… Continue Reading
This sidewalk just north of Destrehan Street along 11th Street goes nowhere. On the other side of the interstate, on 9th Street, there is another sidewalk like this. Aerial photographs from 1958 show there was in fact a pedestrian bridge… Continue Reading
This house once had neighbors. Then Interstate 44 came through, and annihilated this neighborhood. It’s taken decades, and a lot of hard work, to put it all back together. I’ll openly confess to using 44 all the time, but having… Continue Reading
These little storefronts were once surrounded by a neighborhood, but now they sit on a narrow strip of land south of the interstate. Is there little wonder that there is no use for them now?
The rebuilding of the inadequate, dangerous ramp that hugged the street grid south of the Poplar Street Bridge and gave northbound I-55 access to the eastbound lanes has begun. The piece of concrete above has changed since the last time… Continue Reading
There used to be beautiful houses on the south side of Lafayette Avenue. Now it is all gone, replaced by speeding cars.