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Checking In on St. Louis Place, Late September 2018

Reservoir Market was finally put out of its misery, sometime before September of this year. It looks like some of its walls are still preserved in its neighboring buildings. It is a sad loss, but not unexpected. North from there,… Continue Reading

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Coming Soon: Nothing! The Historic Apartments On Branch

The only positive thing I can say about the demolition of the beautiful apartment buildings on Branch Street, cut off from viability in the 1950s by the interstate, is that I thought the small corner building on the end would be… Continue Reading

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Princeton, Illinois

The weather was weird in Princeton when we came through, but it is a really beautiful town, with a long history going back before the Civil War. It has two “downtowns,” one down by the county courthouse, and the other… Continue Reading

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DePue, Illinois

Located far up the Illinois River, where it bends to the east north of St. Louis, DePue sits on a lake off the main channel. The town has some amazing slipcovers on its old buildings in the downtown. This old… Continue Reading

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Benton Park, Late July 2018

The houses above sit above a sinkhole, most likely, and they are now settling so badly that they have been abandoned. It is really a shame, as they were nice little houses. I just noticed this apartment building hiding behind… Continue Reading