Two buildings on St. Louis Avenue in JeffVanderLou apparently had become something of celebrities due to some graffiti someone had painted on them years ago. I came by while they were in the process of being demolished; the one on… Continue Reading
I realized that the French and Latin over the doors of the Old Cathedral all say the same thing as the English. Same with the flanking French and English inscriptions.
They’re tearing down the Arch Garage. I think it is just over thirty years old. It’s going to be weird with it gone. Thanks to terrible (non-existent) signage, myself and about twenty tourists ended up on the wrong side of… Continue Reading
C.T. Aubin also published an early fire insurance map for the downtown area of St. Louis; the city had already spread outside of the area shown, but what is show is probably close to 99% gone. So these maps, and… Continue Reading
A reader was kind enough to give me several photos of her family’s trip on the Huck Finn back in the late 1960’s. It’s fascinating to see that the riverfront was already by that time largely cleared of buildings, just… Continue Reading
The Old Cathedral sits in bizarre isolation, never intended to sit by itself, but rather buffeted by buildings most of its existence. The only intact survivor of the clearance of the original street grid of St. Louis, it nonetheless is… Continue Reading
Much ado recently has been made of the corrosion of the Gateway Arch, now coming up on its 50th Anniversary. I don’t know why I had never noticed it before, but blemishes are clearly visible on the legs of the… Continue Reading
Does anybody know where this is and why it’s backwards? I want to see if you can figure it out.