I thought it was time to swing back by the old St. Vincent’s Hospital just north of St. Charles Rock Road, when the light was getting long and the eastern façade was beginning to be shrouded in shadows. The building… Continue Reading
Spotted on St. Charles Rock Road in Pagedale, just east of Laurel Hill Cemetery.
A concerned citizen reached out to me recently with new photos showing continued problems at Valhalla’s mausoleum, which I covered back in August of 2017. after another reader submitted photos of extensive water damage to me. Let’s get these problems… Continue Reading
While much of Nineteenth Century St. Louis’s factories have been demolished, there are still a ton of early Twentieth Century industrial buildings in the northwestern quadrant of the city over across into the county, including this cool factory, with the… Continue Reading
I would be interested in learning what this was originally. Was this Wellston’s library, or perhaps post office? It is a grand building, most recently a church, just off the Wellston Loop strip, on Irving Avenue and Cote Brilliante.
Update: Thanks to longtime and valued reader Tom Maher, this was identified as Chris Christen Pontiac. The identification was corroborated by old advertisements in the Post-Dispatch. I found this old building, just east of Kienlen Avenue at 6171 Natural Bridge… Continue Reading
The Roman Catholic parish of Notre Dame de Lourdes in Wellston, just a stone’s throw from the St. Louis border, was open from 1902 to 1992, when it closed and sold to a Pentecostal church. I am not sure, but… Continue Reading
I’m so impressed by the hard work of volunteers who’ve been cleaning away underbrush. When I first visited, the upper portion, near St. Louis Avenue in Hillsdale, had been cleared. But going down the hill, I was greeted by what… Continue Reading
Behind these elegant gates is a cemetery of much greater size than I had realized. You can read about its history here; it was originally by the Lemp Brewery, but moved out here for more land. The rolling hills are… Continue Reading
Laurel Hill Cemetery has an interesting story, which can be read here. It is one of a multitude of privately owned cemeteries along St. Charles Rock Road. With the Clayton skyline in the background, this interesting monument features the Four… Continue Reading