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
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. If you’ve never heard of the… Continue Reading
I made it out to the Carmelite Monastery in Ladue last Sunday and was pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t able to find out much about the convent, but here is their website. The church is a beautiful example of Italian Romanesque… Continue Reading
My parents and I came across this tear-down in progress on Litzsinger Road. What will rise in its place?
Yes, Ladue once had mass transit passing through it, as this right-of-way, just off of Litzsinger Road demonstrates. Here is a picture of the track in use at the Post website. Looking at old streetcar maps, the line that passed… 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
Read this article. The highly influential architect Isadore Shank’s sons are working to preserve his memory (and his houses–literally).