Fredericktown is the picturesque county seat of Madison County, Missouri, south of St. Louis quite a ways in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. It was the site of a Civil War battle due to the nearby lead mines needed… Continue Reading
I love discoveries such as this church, with its prominent dome, rich red tile roof and buff brick. The Disciples of Christ church dates back to pioneer days, though this structure is obviously from the early 20th. The church is… Continue Reading
Fulton, Missouri is a college town, with some nice historic architecture. Due to St. Louis building codes, you miss out on the great wood frame buildings of the Nineteenth Century that you witness out in the country. But wow, look… Continue Reading
I have always been impressed with the rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol, based off of such august domes as St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and other early modern churches such as the Invalides in Paris or San Ignatius, also… Continue Reading
The southern wall of the square is one of the longest preserved row of Italianate storefronts I’ve seen in the Midwest. Its existence is a treasure. It’s changed little since 2008.
In a first for this website, I’m actually publishing pictures I’d let sit around for years after I published later photos. But renewed interest in Edina’s stunning west wall of buildings got me to pull these out of storage. It… Continue Reading
Based off the campus of the University of Virginia, the grounds of Truman State University still look good after all of these years being gone. But what’s with the parking lots?
I’ve always been intrigued by the explosion of lakes created by dams in the 1950s and 60s. Created out of valleys to provide “recreation” and a stable water supply, they often are long and snaking affairs. This one is Forest… Continue Reading
The courthouse once had a tower, like most of the courthouses in Northeast Missouri, but it was taken down because of structural issues. The towns up this way are not nearly as wealthy as they used to be, and fixing… Continue Reading
Novinger is a small, former coal mining town west of Kirksville on the Chariton River.