The old factory in Walnut Park, a victim of changing economic and technological times, is being demolished. It was never the most impressive abandoned building, but the weird mix of junk inside was famous.
I love the funky renovations to this old Second Empire store, replete with decorative concrete blocks in the window and the cedar wood paneling above the door. It sits vacant now, obviously.
Have you ever wanted to own your own bombed-out, utterly destroyed nursing home? You can, if the price is right. Bidding ended December 8, but I’m sure if you called them they’d be willing to talk. The long-suffering Jewish Orthodox… Continue Reading
Designed by Hellmuth, Obata and Kassebaum, the Gateway Tower opened in 1966.
Up at the crest of the hill at Arsenal and Gravois, the buildings are affected by the roar of traffic flying by. Widened in the early decades of the Twentieth Century, Gravois is now the equivalent of seven lanes wide… Continue Reading
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