This cool little Modernist library shows the optimism in America after World War II. It’s in good shape, and busy the day we visited.
Someone out there must know what the story is behind this awesome geodesic dome. It fixes railcars, and that is all we could find out.
More of downtown Wood River, showing the wide variety of architectural styles, including some nice Modernist slip covers.
Quiet on a Saturday afternoon, Wood River’s downtown hosts an array of early Twentieth Century architecture.
This interesting cluster of buildings shows the wealth that arrived in East Alton after World War II, allowing for the construction of a new city hall and police station.
The area around the old Citizens’ Bank consists of your standard suburban development seen after World War II. Automobile-dominated development, with parking lots in front of low-slung buildings, predominates. Now since vacant of major retailers, second string businesses move in.
There’s not much more I can say that Toby Weiss didn’t already masterfully cover in this post, but I can report that most likely this building will not be torn down after all, at least not in the near future.… Continue Reading
I’m eternally fascinated by the relatively isolated Pleasantview Road, with its beautiful barns and farmhouses. The rubble up above used to be a corn crib, I believe. Pleasantview School, slowly converted to storage lockers, seems to have stalled out. That… Continue Reading
It’s always interesting to take new people to places that I’ve grown accustomed to after multiple visits. Take the small town of Moline Acres, just up 367 from the city. The travails of the Lewis and Clark Tower, which was… Continue Reading
I finally made it over to Signal Hill, which sits in the undulating landscape of the bluffs that tower over the American Bottom opposite St. Louis. A wonderful, eclectic mix of houses greets the visitor.