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
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
Many of my friends and I have long looked at this august row of simple apartments. They sit on the wrong side of the interstate, dooming them to obsolescence. Surely some trucking company will probably come for them at some… Continue Reading
I went to check on the progress of the new bridge, and discovered the new La Grange de Terre memorial was completed. It’s in a much better location than the old memorial in that the new one sits on land… Continue Reading
I always wonder who those lone people are that are walking around amongst the abandoned buildings. Do they live nearby? There are in fact houses in the area. What do they think about jargon such as the “built environment?” I… Continue Reading
I guess I always just took this massive warehouse, with its large painted signs, for granted. But when I drove by this week, I realized it was not long for this world. Built in 1900 (I suspect the section at… Continue Reading
We looked at the Friedens Church in Hyde Park yesterday, and now we move out to the associated cemetery just outside the City of St. Louis on North Broadway, or Bellefontaine Road. The burial records seem to be located at… Continue Reading