I will be giving a short talk about 1870s St. Louis on Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 AM at the Missouri History Museum as a part of “St. Louis – The Fourth City: An Era of Greatness.”
I don’t really remember what this building was, but it was a salvage business at some point, judging by the sign. It is a mess, and the roof has collapsed, like a see-saw. Why, I don’t know. Apparently they also… Continue Reading
I feel like I’ve photographed these wood frame houses before. They’re continuing to deteriorate, sadly. An MHDC application has been made for the house on the right. Look at the terracotta detailing on that house on the left! I will… Continue Reading
Yes, there is a slaughter house left in the City of St. Louis. Now known as Star Packing, it was once, based off of ghost signs also known as United Meat Co., among others. This was apparently, based off of… Continue Reading
Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture February 8 and 15 from 10:00-12:00 on the history of St. Louis architecture with Chris Naffziger at OASIS in Clayton can register at this link.
Its broad, beautiful brick wall has been marred, its roof is sagging more, but this giant house on St. Louis Avenue holds on.
One the streets where Dan once walked, the houses are mostly abandoned now. I hope he’s alright, wherever he ended up. I had checked on him last year, and he was gone.
Another one of those buildings I’ve photographed before, but then can’t find the pictures, this old factory is still sitting vacant. Apparently it had serious EPA violations before closing. The giant dust collector has not been stolen by scrappers, amazingly.
Old wooden houses survive around the city, such as this little cluster on Vandeventer Avenue, just south of St. Louis Avenue. They might appear in Compton and Dry, and they definitely were built before this block was annexed into the… Continue Reading