I was checking up on one of my favorite houses in the city, the stately manse at the southwest corner of Cook and Whittier, and I proceeded west down Cook Avenue, where there are some more exceptional examples of early… Continue Reading
I find it interesting that Delmar Boulevard is used as the great demarcation line for the discussion of race relations in St. Louis. For the most part, east of Kingshighway, it is a completely unremarkable stretch of street, with abandonment… Continue Reading
Update: Identified as 4370 Cook Avenue in the greater Lewis Place neighborhood. I have no idea where this is. I lost track of the location, and when I tried Googling the name of the church on the sign, it came… Continue Reading
Update: Here are some more photos from this area in 2019. I returned to that area just north of the Central West End near Lewis Place, and checked in on some of the houses that I had photographed before. The… Continue Reading
This church, now known as Christ Temple Cathedral Church, was just one stop on the westward journey of the congregation now known as Salem United Methodist Church. This church dates from 1905, cost $50,000, and they stayed here until 1925,… Continue Reading
Interesting, my gut told me this was a Presbyterian church originally, but it was in fact Roman Catholic. It sits at the corner of Page and Whittier. It opened in 1897 and closed in 1992. It once possessed a pyramid… Continue Reading
This house is still standing, but I wonder for how much longer. The street closure has to do with infrastructure improvement, not the risk of eminent collapse of the house.
Update: More work had been completed by the spring of 2019. I saw this building under renovation a couple of months ago while checking out the Lewis Place neighborhood. Unfortunately, nothing has happened in several months. It’s a shame since it… Continue Reading
Based off of classical architecture, the Lewis Place gates show the influence of Roman triumphal arches such as the Arch of Titus.