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.
I went back and drove down MLK Dr, which was obviously at some point a major artery from the northwest side of the city. I realized that the front of this building, and the ones below, date from when the… Continue Reading
If I could accomplish anything, it would be convincing people how beautiful the houses built right after the Civil War were: urban, compact, and useful. As it is, these wonderful houses will end up as piles of rubble, as part… Continue Reading
I was just remarking in June what a “nice warehouse” this was, so I was flabbergasted to hear that it has just been gutted by fire. Such a waste. It was actually a couple buildings. The warehouse was a frequent… Continue Reading
Back in January, I looked at the Green Book in St. Louis, and the bars that once lined Franklin just north of Mill Creek. They’re all gone, but I did spot this place, perhaps a descendant of those bars.
Only in St. Louis, it seems, could such prime real estate sit undeveloped like this for so long. Really, is there no demand? Sadly, that is the only answer. Update: The warehouse below was gutted by fire a month after… Continue Reading
I could have sworn I had a picture of the front of this house, but I can’t seem to find it now. But what a story this house tells. While yes, many houses, when converted to boarding houses saw expansions… Continue Reading