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.
I’m really impressed with the new Bissinger’s chocolate factory on North Broadway. It shows that the area is still viable–if given a chance–due to its convenient location to the new bridge.
Supposedly the largest cold storage facility when it was built in 1922, the Federal Cold Storage Company demonstrates the once and continued importance of North Broadway to the transportation and warehousing of food to the area around Produce Row. As… Continue Reading