We crossed over the Memorial Bridge into the Commonwealth of Virginia, and picked up the Metro to head to Alexandria and meet up with an old professor friend of mine. The Metro used to be the pride and joy of… Continue Reading
Established in 1841, Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in Dayton, Ohio is one of the oldest institutions in the rural cemetery movement. It’s interesting to compare it to Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, or to its similarly named counterpart in Quincy,… Continue Reading
Everyone knows who Thomas Hart Benton is, right? He’s buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery, and on a late morning visit I caught his monument and grave in the mottled sun and shade.
I’ve looked at the Feickert Family Plot before, which is right next to the Adam Lemp Family Plot in Bellefontaine Cemetery (they bought them both on the same day, years before their children William and Julia were married). Of course,… Continue Reading
Jason Gray and I were recently given the opportunity to do some late afternoon and evening night photography at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Here are some of my shots. Jason did many more and better photographs that you’ll see in the future.
I can’t stress the importance of the survival of the former home of the Carmelites in Soulard. It’s a fantastic example of Neoclassical architecture in an ecclesiastic building. I looked at the former Carmel of St. Joseph Monastery back in… Continue Reading
I took a look around Bellefontaine Cemetery in early January, when the winter had set in, leaving the grounds in their stark but beautiful appearance for the season. I went back the Saturday in mid-February after the big snow and… Continue Reading
The old Ursuline Convent was built in 1850, on land purchased by Archbishop Kenrick with money apparently donated by the King of Bavaria. Devoted to teaching, at one point they managed nineteen schools around the Archdiocese. You can read about… Continue Reading
Carondelet School, located on the far south end of the neighborhood, in what is often referred to as The Patch, was built in 1871, meaning it was built the year after the annexation of Carondelet into the City of St.… Continue Reading
I went by and photography the Grand Water Tower (yes, I know it’s technically a standpipe) and checked out the new paint job. It looks great. Compare it to my photograph of the capital in particular from March of 2019… Continue Reading