Based off the campus of the University of Virginia, the grounds of Truman State University still look good after all of these years being gone. But what’s with the parking lots?
The courthouse once had a tower, like most of the courthouses in Northeast Missouri, but it was taken down because of structural issues. The towns up this way are not nearly as wealthy as they used to be, and fixing… Continue Reading
Over thirteen years have passed since I graduated Truman State and left Kirksville and Northeast Missouri. It’s been almost exactly a year since I last visited, when I gave a series of lectures about a series of topics, including this… Continue Reading
I found some old photos I took back in 1998 of the John R. Kirk House, the home of a former president of Truman State University. I lived across the street from it for two years, and even back then,… Continue Reading
Wow, they didn’t build them like this back when I was at Truman.
Update: The high school was finally demolished in the summer of 2019. One of my favorite memories of senior year of college in the spring of 2000 was when a large group of art students gained permission to stage a… Continue Reading
I was always impressed how the 1993 major expansion of Pickler Library embraced the older structure, leaving it largely intact and viewable along its front from the long bridge spanned atrium of the addition. The sign saying Pickler Memorial Library… Continue Reading
The cruel irony of this house surviving demolition is that it has been relegated to a shadow of its former self. Stripped of its Victorian Period details, it exists as a stump, a fragment of its original sumptuousness.