Historic photographs prove the valley between Chouteau and Forest Park Avenue was never some Lafayette Square-type neighborhood full of beautiful houses that deteriorated into a wasteland. No, it was always a gritty, industrial, traintrack-laced warren where coal dust and smoke… Continue Reading
They did in fact go ahead and demolish the small house (seventh photo down) across the street from the SaLees Kennard House sometime in the first week of May. Senior citizens interested in attending my lecture at OASIS about influential… Continue Reading
There is much to report on this spring, starting with a collapse of an out building on Utah Street in Benton Park. It can still be salvaged, though. Below, as I suspected would happen, another of the houses sitting on… Continue Reading
Update: The house has now been demolished. I know many people told me they could care less that the SaLees Kennard House was in danger of being demolished, since she was the daughter of one of the founders of the… Continue Reading
Update: The house above on the left was torn down in May of 2019. 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… 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
Update: Fences went up around the last two houses by late June of 2018. The small house and the SaLees Kennard house were both demolished in the spring of 2019. I checked up on those historic houses on Samuel Shepard… 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.