It’s interesting to see how Lindell Bank created a certain look that continued into its different branches.
The Amoco Sign actually originally was another brand name, but the cool Modernist gas station below it still serves the busy corner of Skinker and Clayton. It’s one of two gas stations built in the middle of Clayton Road, the… Continue Reading
Obviously there’s a huge amount of work going on inside Crestwood Plaza, but the parking garage for the old Stix, Baer and Fuller is coming down slowly. Stylistically, the Stix, later Dillard’s department store was the most aesthetically pleasing, but… Continue Reading
Built in 1956, this block of JeffVanderLou was in the middle of a solid middle class neighborhood. It’s still relatively stable, but the vacant houses are showing up around it. What will the neighborhood look in another sixty years?
The survivalist compound is doing fine on N. Market Street. The vacant gas station at St. Louis Avenue and Parnell, where a homeless couple died in a fire years ago, has not changed. The little church you can see in… Continue Reading
I don’t despise this building, but it was part of a larger plan that ironically was never completed. Its owners forced the demolition of the Ambassador Building, and the crumby, small parking garage could be replaced with more beneficial retail… 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.
The terrain rises rapidly on the streets heading up towards the College Hill neighborhood. Look at the house on the right, carefully restored. Up at the top, open lots await. The infamous old nursing home, shut down for unsanitary conditions,… Continue Reading
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.