I made a detour by Greenwood Cemetery, which is the last resting place of Harriett Scott among many other famous African Americans, and I was excited to see that volunteers working under the direction of the non-profit that now manages… Continue Reading
I spotted this interesting church off of Jennings Station Road just off of Interstate 70, so I thought I would take a look at the surrounding streets. At some point I crossed from Jennings into the Walnut Park West neighborhood,… Continue Reading
There are not as many Colonial Revival churches in St. Louis City or the inner suburbs of St. Louis. This one is an exception. I don’t think the Village Church is the original congregation.
As I drove along Edgewood Boulevard, I kept glancing to my left; there was street after street of tidy, well-maintained houses. It’s confusing up here with so many small towns. It turns out those streets to my left were in… Continue Reading
Beverly Hills is tucked in between Velda City and Natural Bridge Road, and is a quiet hamlet of Arts and Crafts bungalows. It is one of the smallest of the North County villages.
Velda City is a pretty little suburb in North County, and one of the larger ones, with its own police department based in the valley where there looks to be a former small business district. Like many of the towns… Continue Reading
Oh, so this is Hanley Hills, which is really just a medium-small subdivision north of Page Avenue, along with a small subdivision on either side of Hanley Road. It is not particularly hilly. I learned by some research that some… Continue Reading
I remember seeing Clay’s Wellston Food Market and Restaurant at the corner of Page and Stephen Jones avenues when I was driving around photographing old factories for my St. Louis Magazine article back in May of this year. Compared to… Continue Reading
The St. Catherine of Siena parish was originally founded in 1921, but this building is obviously newer than that, from 1953 when the influx of people from the suburbs caused Pagedale to explode in population. The decline in Roman Catholics… Continue Reading
With the congregation dating back to 1807, Fee Fee Baptist lays claim to being the oldest Protestant congregation west of the Mississippi. The handsome old sanctuary in the above and below photos dates to 1870, and is similar in style… Continue Reading