I don’t really like calling out anybody who’s trying to do their best maintaining an historic structure. I am well aware of the costs involved, the expensive specialists who are qualified to work in old building materials, and the often… Continue Reading
Did you ever have a friend who went through a rough patch, and then when they finally moved past that hardship, they just never were the same anymore? That’s sort of what I feel like when I look at Northwest… Continue Reading
After we saw a news report about how devastated St. Louis Mills was, we knew we needed to take a trip out there Saturday morning. We were not disappointed–I don’t think I’ve seen any other malls in my Dead Malls… Continue Reading
I had never seen Zion Cemetery before, and I suspect it was founded by Zion Lutheran in the St. Louis Place neighborhood. It’s a nice cemetery, with some pretty monuments. At one point, it seems like every Evangelisch Lutheran church… Continue Reading
I’ll be honest, I was never terribly impressed with the empty buildings of the old Lever Soap Factory. Apparently the owners weren’t either, and they’re now demolishing the giant factory first by implosion and then by knocking it down with… Continue Reading
Due to the popularity of my first post on Corpus Christi, I thought I would take a look at how things were going around the old church. There is some very good news: the ongoing problem of shingles falling off… Continue Reading
I was shocked to discover the old bank building, the only survivor from the demolition of River Roads Mall, has in turn fallen vacant, and rapidly deteriorating.
A friend of mine, Scott, told me he had stumbled across my previous posts on the Lewis and Clark Tower, which has now languished in abandonment for a couple of years. The appearance and condition of the tower has declined,… Continue Reading
In the future, I’ll write more about the Shrine of St. Ferdinand, which possesses some of the oldest buildings in the metro area. For the time being, here are some photographs of the historic complex.