I met new people all over North St. Louis this summer, including members of the congregation of the Original Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in the Ville neighborhood, on St. Louis Avenue. Better Family Life had organized dozens of churches to… Continue Reading
North Broadway never ceases to fascinate me. As usual, I refer to it as a street, and also an area. For example, the above and following two photos are on or around Holly Avenue. The image of east of Broadway,… Continue Reading
There is much to report on this spring, starting with a collapse of an out building on Utah Street in Benton Park. It can still be salvaged, though. Below, as I suspected would happen, another of the houses sitting on… Continue Reading
I can’t believe there were no plans for the former Greyhound bus terminal when the new combination bus and railroad station opened down on Clark Street. The former Cass Avenue Bank was just left to rot, broken into and increasingly… Continue Reading
Update: The walls were blown over by strong winds on December 27, 2018. They’re supposed to be building a three-bed urgent care hospital on the newly cleared site of the old Pruitt-Igoe housing project. This wall went up months ago.… Continue Reading
This building is awesome. It shows the history of itself right on the front elevatin. At some point, somebody didn’t like the fenestration ,and changed it. The doors were replaced later, as well.
It never ceases to amaze me when I see the beautiful Nineteenth Century houses northwest of downtown. They should be competitive, being so close to jobs and possessing the same architecture as Lafayette Square, but the neighborhood struggles to attract… Continue Reading
More of the front portal of St. Augustine’s church has fallen down, dashed on the steps. Or possibly, the monogram roundel has been stolen, as I do not see its rubble below. See this earlier post (second photo) to understand… Continue Reading
The famous blue house seems to be abandoned, unfortunately, much like the house below. The abandoned houses in the footprint of the Northside TIF are still wasting away, as well. Update: The houses above were damaged by a fire set… Continue Reading
Leave it to St. Louis to not think of anything to use the old bus terminal, formerly Cass Bank, before it was destroyed by vandals. Planning ahead is not a strong suit of City leadership.