The point of this website is to promote the forgotten corners of this city, and I sometimes neglect the more well known places, such as Lafayette Square. But the Second Empire mansions lining Lafayette Square are still spectacular, coming around… Continue Reading
I like how Lafayette Park is a “living” park, where people can go and engage with their neighbors and community. Too many parks in St. Louis are someone’s “turf” or not safe. How sad that we have given up on… Continue Reading
Lafayette Square rightfully gets alot of attention; largely intact, with only a little in-fill, it shows what was lost, as well. I don’t know if I would like living in a world frozen in time historically. Neighborhoods change; they don’t… Continue Reading
I could have sworn I had a picture of this house before it was recently fixed up on the third floor. Damaged by the famous tornado, it was just simple brick. At first I didn’t like the idea of the… Continue Reading
All the other corners at this intersection have been demolished. I often imagine what it would be like to go back in time and look out the windows of this building and see the other ones across the street.
I could have sworn I’ve wandered down and photographed the first private street in St. Louis–some say the first in America–but apparently I haven’t. Designed by Julius Pitzman, in what would become dozens of privates streets in the area, this… Continue Reading
While the Itataliante and Second Empire styles can be found throughout America, in St. Louis in the late Nineteenth Century some interesting happened. Someone took the characteristics of both styles and combined them together, as you can see in the… Continue Reading
I spotted this unique paint store on Lafayette Avenue, just north of the demolished section for the 44/55 interchange. In a neighborhood so famous for Second Empire and Italianate architecture, it’s interesting to see this different style here. I particularly… Continue Reading
The old stone house in Lafayette Square is not doing well; little has changed since I photographed it back in late 2011.
Photo by Jeff Phillips