Benton Park is such a beautiful neighborhood, with such an interesting and varied housing stock, which makes it one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. These pictures are from the blocks just south of the park, around Withnell and… Continue Reading
I spotted this interesting church off of Jennings Station Road just off of Interstate 70, so I thought I would take a look at the surrounding streets. At some point I crossed from Jennings into the Walnut Park West neighborhood,… Continue Reading
As I drove along Edgewood Boulevard, I kept glancing to my left; there was street after street of tidy, well-maintained houses. It’s confusing up here with so many small towns. It turns out those streets to my left were in… Continue Reading
Wow, Northwoods is a really nice town! It is a good size, and has the critical mass to have the tax base to be fiscally solvent without engaging in any of those tricks that violate the Constitution and Bill of… Continue Reading
Beverly Hills is tucked in between Velda City and Natural Bridge Road, and is a quiet hamlet of Arts and Crafts bungalows. It is one of the smallest of the North County villages.
Velda City is a pretty little suburb in North County, and one of the larger ones, with its own police department based in the valley where there looks to be a former small business district. Like many of the towns… Continue Reading
Oh, so this is Hanley Hills, which is really just a medium-small subdivision north of Page Avenue, along with a small subdivision on either side of Hanley Road. It is not particularly hilly. I learned by some research that some… Continue Reading
The St. Catherine of Siena parish was originally founded in 1921, but this building is obviously newer than that, from 1953 when the influx of people from the suburbs caused Pagedale to explode in population. The decline in Roman Catholics… Continue Reading
Gateway One (the Peabody Coal Building) should have never been built. St. Louis should have never built the Gateway Mall, either, but since it did, at the bare minimum it could have at least done it correctly. Sigh.
There are still some buildings just south of Highway 40 that were designed when Market Street still passed by their northern facades, such as the one above. But when the highway was built after World War II, they suddenly found… Continue Reading