Just south of Sump Coffee is this stellar row of houses, lining the east side of the street.
I’ve always found the small neighborhood of Marine Villa, tucked up against Broadway and I-55, to be an interesting area of the city. You can see the river from the high bluffs on which the neighborhood sits, a rarity in… Continue Reading
This postcard must date from the early Twentieth Century because of the Art Nouveau borders on the pictures. But they are stunning, showing the tunnels that allowed beer to move between buildings, a later addition to the brewery. Likewise, the… Continue Reading
Listen to the podcast where Martin Casas, director of the Saint Louis Swap Meet, interviews me about the history of the Lemp Brewery.
Something strikes me about this building; it clearly has a certain pedigree about it, but it’s been stripped of its identity, unfortunately.
Just another very old house that sits empty. This stretch of Broadway (this house is technically just off on a side street has a lot of abandoned houses. When will help come?
South of Cherokee, on Illinois, the beautiful houses that feature so prominently in Benton Park to the north continue in the Marine Villa neighborhood. Some are rehabbed, some are abandoned, some have been continuously occupied since the 1880s, but together… Continue Reading
I messed up the settings on my camera, and got this vivid, very blue view of the Lemp Brewery. Never boring to look at it.
Well, I’ll be darned! Unlike what Concordia Publishing insisted, that building at the southeast corner of Jefferson and Miami wasn’t a complete loss! Thanks to the wisdom of Alderman Craig Schmidt, this building will be saved and allowed to continue… Continue Reading