I have been following these houses now for several years, and while there has been renewed interest in preserving them, I noticed that fences have gone up around two of these incredibly rare survivors of the 1870s Midtown residential district… Continue Reading
I had been following the demolition of the historic row house and wing of the church on Washington Avenue. I understand that there are reasons why buildings must be torn down, but to leave the vacant lot in such a… Continue Reading
I love finding these old houses in Midtown built right after the Civil War, such as the one above, right in the Gothic Revival shadow of St. Alphonsus Ligori, still an active parish church. It also seems like the Stockton… Continue Reading
I checked up on those historic houses on Samuel Shepard Drive, the rare survivors of the upper middle class residential district built right after the Civil War. They are owned by the State of Missouri. The house below is stable,… Continue Reading
Bad news after recent storms; this old house from at least the 1870s or earlier suffered damage due to winds.
My wide angle lens is much better suited for capturing the long lines of the old Jefferson Bank and Trust building at Jefferson and Washington.
More brick has spalled out at collapse on the weakened chimney of the old house on Samuel Shepard. Looking back to my August pictures, I can now see that it was already weakened. It was never meant to be exposed… Continue Reading
Your tax dollars at work! The State of Missouri has jealously owned a group of historic houses on Samuel Shepard Drive for a couple of decades, and now the SaLees Kennard House has suffered a collapse of its back service… Continue Reading
A demolition permit was issued for $10,000 in late October to wreck the old Second Empire townhouse that once stood connected to Jamison Memorial Church. A friend tipped me off to the recent events. The later wing built to the… Continue Reading
The remnants of what St. Louis once was, and what it could be again, still pop up here and there on Delmar and other streets in the once posh Midtown. “New York Style” living, where there are bustling streets lined… Continue Reading