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
Update: See the area again in October of 2018.
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
The Ashley Street Power Plant is still one of the most striking buildings in the entire region, and I returned to photograph it again.
Well, it didn’t take long, and it’s hard to see in this picture, but someone has already attempted to steal the bronze plaque off of the Big Mound Memorial, bending its right side in the process. The monument, in its old… Continue Reading
The irony of the 1901 Laclede Power Company and its famous sign that fronts the river is that it was bought by Laclede Power and Light in 1907. It apparently had five smokestacks 120 feet tall that have long since… Continue Reading
The St. Louis Refrigeration and Cold Storage Company has lost most of its warehouses to demolition (this one, with the same crenelations, still stands to the south), but its power plant is still left. Its once 160 foot smokestack was… Continue Reading