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
Update: The new bridge was opened in February of 2014. 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… Continue Reading
I was surprised at the rate of construction on the western approaches to the new I-70 bridge north of downtown. you can actually see all the way to the other side, where other preparations are being made for the eastern… Continue Reading
Update: I did an extensive series of Baden in the winter of 2018. I’m intrigued by Baden, the furthest north neighborhood in St. Louis, north of the railroad tracks. Containing a myriad of different styles of architecture, the area could… Continue Reading
McEagle Developments announces the new development, Heritage Place, in North St. Louis. Computer image of intersection of N. Florissant and Montgomery Streets. Commercial development proposal for corner of St. Louis Avenue and Jefferson Ave. 2900 Block of Hebert. JeffVanderLou new… Continue Reading
Better get out and photograph anything in the path of the new I-70 bridge before it’s gone forever. Update: Honestly, in hindsight, the loss of historic buildings was minimal.
What I can’t figure out about this sign for the old Kat Klub is that, after a fire that gutted the building, the sign is still illuminated. Who’s paying the electric bill?
What is up with the Bottle District? I thought of it recently when I spotted the McGuire Warehouse from across I-70. They have a new website, but it’s impossible to tell how old it is. Update: The link to the… Continue Reading
The McPheeters Warehouse on the Near North Riverfront was torn down recently, despite being in relatively stable condition. I can understand, I mean really, what possible use could there be in the year 2008 for an old 19th Century warehouse?… Continue Reading