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
I find someone new every time I visit Bellefontaine Cemetery, and recently I found the grave of William Russell, who was an important figure in early St. Louis history. While the limestone has been damaged by acid rain, you can… Continue Reading
Downtown Palmyra is typical of many small county seats: an abundance of Italianate storefronts of about two stories high that were built in clusters so they create a “street wall” along Main Street. What is fun to see is how… Continue Reading