We made it out too late to document the trailer park in Frontenac, which had once housed workers who had processed uranium for nuclear weapons at Weldon Springs. I’m not being facetious when I say that this trailer park had… Continue Reading
La Hacienda subdivision was laid out in the early 1930s, and the housing stock ranges from then to the 1950s. It is a unique blend of many different types of houses, from the Spanish Revival, like its gates, to the… Continue Reading
Update: This event has already passed. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a review copy of the Missouri History Museum’s publication, The Architecture of Maritz and Young: Exceptional Historic Homes of St. Louis, by Kevin Amsler and L. John Schott. … Continue Reading
I made it out to the Carmelite Monastery in Ladue last Sunday and was pleasantly surprised. Here is their website. their original location was in Soulard. The church is a beautiful example of Italian Romanesque Revival, and the door is… Continue Reading
My parents and I came across this tear-down in progress on Litzsinger Road. What will rise in its place?
Update: Thanks to readers, corrected on the actual use of this right-of-way; it was a railroad line. Disclaimer: Yes, I know this is a horrible photograph. Yes, Ladue once had mass transit passing through it, as this right-of-way, just off… Continue Reading
I passed by this great house facing Litzsinger Road in Ladue. With southern facing windows, the light in the house must be wonderful. Update: Thanks to Andrew Raimist, I now know this is the Evens Residence.
Enjoying the weather Sunday afternoon, my parents and I decided to check out our favorite place for ridicule, Ladue just south of Clayton Road. We were not disappointed; we saw our favorite McMansion in the whole wide world off of… Continue Reading
Landmarks recently featured the house as well here. It is quite an extraordinary house, inspired by the great Frank Lloyd Wright and now being lovingly restored and expanded tastefully.
I had the opportunity to see Isadore Shank’s house a weekend or two ago, nestled on a quiet street in the county. It is an exceptional house, and a testament to Modernist home design on a humane level. The house… Continue Reading