There is a weird mishmash of buildings around the intersection of North Broadway and Christian Avenue, the first street to the west north of the railroad viaduct. Next to small wood frame houses are cool little Modernist storefronts like the… Continue Reading
There’s a whole cluster of buildings just north of the train tracks at the southern end of Baden and North Broadway. But it is so loud, and such an undesirable place to invest, that the buildings are going vacant, their… Continue Reading
Moving away from the sound of traffic on Broadway, Bittner Street offers some nice, well-kept houses, with most of the buildings occupied. Unlike across Broadway, where the houses are wood frame, these are all solid brick buildings.
This cool little Queen Anne Style house sits just a few feet from North Broadway, and still possesses much of its original millwork, which became much less expensive in the Late Nineteenth Century. It now functions as the office of… Continue Reading
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring the neighborhood of Baden, in the far north of St. Louis (in fact, it takes less time to get to Clayton from downtown St. Louis), which, like Hyde Park, The… Continue Reading
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
Update: Demolished in the winter of 2018. 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… Continue Reading