The railroad used to go through Kirksville, until it was ripped out unceremoniously my freshman year for scrap metal. For years there was a large, muddy trench left in its wake, but I was pleased to see that it has… Continue Reading
One of the best parties I went to in college consisted of two houses, the Green House and the White House combining forces for live music and debauchery. I guess it was only a matter of time before Truman got… Continue Reading
Update: Between November 2012 and March of 2016, the house was repainted brown.
The original cemetery of Kirksville is a fascinating, strange place to observe the different styles of tombstones and monuments over the course of the last 150 years. If you look closely at the stone below, you can see a woman… Continue Reading
Update: I photographed it another time in 2012. The high school was finally demolished in the summer of 2019. Like much of America, Kirksville ditched its historic, pedestrian friendly high school for a sprawling suburban, car oriented building on the… Continue Reading
It may be hard to believe, but the building shown in these two pictures once was a massive mansion that rose no fewer than four stories tall. Then one day, some genius decided to tear down the top three floors… Continue Reading