To commemorate the bridge’s closure for repairs in the fall of 2018, I thought I would photograph the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Bridge, which has the distinction of being the first bridge built at St. Louis strictly for automobile… 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
Laclede’s Landing gets ridiculed so much because of its failed attempts at revitalization back in the 1980’s, that we forget that what still stands is really incredible. Ignore the tourists, and get down there and remind yourself that there used… Continue Reading
Updated in September 2018 with rearranged photos and additional commentary. The Eads Bridge is my favorite bridge across the Mississippi River in downtown, though the MacArthur is a close second. The oldest bridge across the river at St. Louis, it… Continue Reading
Update: The new bridge opened in February of 2014. The links that previously appeared in this article are now dead. The Post-Dispatch reports on the anniversary of the Eads Bridge. As talk continues for a new Mississippi Bridge, will the… Continue Reading
I have no idea why a whole herd of people were being arrested under the interstate last Sunday.
The North Riverfront area, a nebulous area bounded by Laclede’s Landing on the south and the river and I-70 bracketing the neighborhood on the east and west respectively, is notable for its 19th Century industrial landscape. It is also notable… Continue Reading
I made it down to the Switzer Licorice Building this weekend to see what was left after demolition work started earlier this week. There’s still a quite a bit left, with the majority of the building near the Eads Bridge… Continue Reading