Fellow explorers and I have been eternally fascinated by our so-called HUD Houses, built in a good faith effort to revitalize neighborhoods. They’re coming down, demolished for the new NGA facility. I actually like the bright, hopeful color.
The last few houses are being abandoned, taken by the government through eminent domain. The once proudly maintained houses are now vacant, being broken into, and trashed, one by one. I remember the people who lived here; they weren’t “ghetto,”… Continue Reading
While its former parish church remains in good condition, I was saddened to see the old school is still sitting empty. There is a weird barbed wire fence around a portion of it, but not all the way around. I… Continue Reading
Due to the popularity of my first post on Corpus Christi, I thought I would take a look at how things were going around the old church. There is some very good news: the ongoing problem of shingles falling off… Continue Reading
A friend of mine, Scott, told me he had stumbled across my previous posts on the Lewis and Clark Tower, which has now languished in abandonment for a couple of years. The appearance and condition of the tower has declined,… Continue Reading
This geodesic dome functions as a gymnasium, part of a larger rec plex in Lincoln Park.
The congregation moved across the intersection to a new building. They do not seem to be using the old church.
The long-suffering College Hill neighborhood hasn’t been in the news much, but it was wracked with violence a while back. There is a lot of abandonment, and then you come across a duplex like the one above, built in the… Continue Reading
On probably one of the oddest shaped parcels in the City of St. Louis, the Fifth Spiritualist Church of St. Louis is new to me. Their website explains their beliefs here. Wedged in between two much older buildings, it looks… Continue Reading
I love the Modernist houses built after World War II in the southwestern corners of the City. But my, what a miserable urban environment, as traffic flies by on Hampton. The street might get plowed right away, but what is… Continue Reading