Many of us had always held out hope for this beautiful series of buildings on Branch Avenue, just on the other side of the interstate from Old North and Hyde Park. But it was not to be, and they are… Continue Reading
So I get why they needed to block off Lewis Place to install the new smokestacks, but were there any hearings, debates or announcements that the street, owned by the people of St. Louis, not TriGen, would be blocked off?… Continue Reading
I wonder what that crane is doing, I asked one weekend. A week or two later, I received my answer. The massive smoke stacks of the Ashley Street Power Plant are being replaced, and these rusty remnants are the old… Continue Reading
The only possibly good thing that came out of the tragic loss of the old refrigeration warehouse were the elaborate ice sculptures left behind by the firefighters’ water, fighting a fire on one of the coldest days of the year.… Continue Reading
What a shame. This warehouse, once part of the St. Louis Refrigeration and Cold Storage complex, will be demolished after a horrible fire gutted its interior. Major losses along the Near North Riverfront continue. No stadium is coming, and seemingly… Continue Reading
This fine structure, described as dilapidated by the news media, has giant timbers holding up its interior. Actually four structures technically, they are built together as a single building in appearance. Then a train bearing the sinister number of “6661”… Continue Reading
Believe it or not, but people live in the still habitable part of this building. The North Riverfront is a strange place.