Years after its renovation, the former 14th Street Mall is still looking good. More spaces are occupied by art galleries, and the beauty of the brick buildings still shines.
The terrain rises rapidly on the streets heading up towards the College Hill neighborhood. Look at the house on the right, carefully restored. Up at the top, open lots await. The infamous old nursing home, shut down for unsanitary conditions,… Continue Reading
The eastern end of the Central West End, on streets such as Enright, are lined with just as beautiful houses as the western half. The lack of development is surprising considering its location in the central corridor of the city.… Continue Reading
I found myself wandering through the western JeffVanderLou neighborhood, which straddles Grand Boulevard. It is in rough shape, as this corner storefront demonstrates. This beautiful row of flats has been ravaged by fire, as has this beautiful little house on… Continue Reading
The College Hill neighborhood sits in a striking setting, perched upon a series of hills split by a deep valley, looking out over the Mississippi River. There are beautiful houses such as the one above, and interesting lacunae such as… Continue Reading
I hate the wide streets of St. Louis; they encourage speeding and reckless driving, and they cut off neighborhoods. Also, you don’t get the chance to notice these cool houses along Broadway. There is rarely traffic along here to justify… Continue Reading
Novinger is a small, former coal mining town west of Kirksville on the Chariton River.
The county seat of Scotland County, Memphis, sits high on elevated ground looking out over the farmland of northeastern Missouri. It is a pretty town, with a dramatic setting. It has at least one National Register property, Downing House, which… Continue Reading
I have always been impressed by the architecture of the “double square” in Edina, lined with some of the best ornamentation and form in Missouri. Ironically, I have photographs from 2012 that I may post in the future, but here… Continue Reading
Lancaster is the small county seat of Schuyler County, due north of Kirksville on US Highway 63. As with many of the small, sparsely populated counties, Schuyler County required the rebuilding of its courthouse, designed by Kenneth von Aachen. Relatively… Continue Reading