I’ve photographed St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church in Lemay one time before back in July of 2017, but I was passing by and decided to take another look. St. Andrew was one of the two oldest disciples, and was the… Continue Reading
I realized recently that my pictures of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Lemay were not very good, so I went back and captured their motherhouse on a bright, sunny fall morning recently.
When I’m out and about, I sometimes snap pictures of interesting buildings that later expand into larger posts, but other times, I can’t figure out what to do with them. These photos are “outtakes;” buildings that are worth publishing but… Continue Reading
Update: I went back and revisited the church in the fall of 2020. I like the crisscross of power lines, roof lines and pavement lines at this intersection of Military Road and South Broadway.
Mount Olive Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Archdiocese, and one of the most isolated, forgotten and mysterious. Located at the far end of Mount Olive Road before it turns right, the cemetery has an entrance identifying… Continue Reading
All the way out in Lemay one hundred years ago, they were building houses that looked just like their counterparts in the city. I love the optimism of their belief that the city would soon be out that far.
Dominating the intersection of Ripa Avenue and Telegraph Road, St. Martin of Tours represents a moment in St. Louis architecture where tradition was beginning to evolve into innovation. While the church’s massing and design is certainly modernist, the stonework almost seems… Continue Reading
I was out near Hancock Middle School, so I took some more pictures of the place. While the rest of the building seems to have been torn down and replaced by two new additions, the original, iconic domed gymnasium seems… Continue Reading
Mark, a reader of my website, sent me some photos of corner bars in South St. Louis and Lemay; long-time neighborhood institutions, these taverns are rapidly disappearing. But luckily, many of them still carry on, beneficiaries of a loyal clientele… Continue Reading
Update: I went back and revisited the convent of Notre Dame in late 2020. One time while visiting Jefferson Barracks, I headed north and discovered this wonderful convent and its neighboring school. The site occupies a dramatic site above the… Continue Reading