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
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
I’m curious to see how the new bridge affects the Near North Riverfront; will it bring new development? What does it mean for the remaining historic structures in the area?
While searching in the Whipple fire insurance maps for the northern counterpart of the French Market on the Near South Side, I realized that the history of St. Louis’s Native American inhabitants and this northern market are intertwined. The Mound… Continue Reading
As the new Mississippi River Bridge slowly rises north of downtown, it will be interesting to see what happens to the largely desolate stretch of North Broadway that now runs under the approaches to the bridge. Many of the old… Continue Reading