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.
It’s always interesting to take new people to places that I’ve grown accustomed to after multiple visits. Take the small town of Moline Acres, just up 367 from the city. The travails of the Lewis and Clark Tower, which was… Continue Reading
Well then, I guess the realtor for Oak Grove Mausoleum and Cemetery took it upon himself to use my copyrighted writing and photographs without my permission! That’s alright, I’ll just post pictures of how utterly disgusting, dilapidated and ruined the… Continue Reading
Things are not going well for the Oak Grove Mausoleum and Cemetery. It’s been sued by the attorney general of Missouri, Chris Koster, and it appears to be adrift financially. It seems that taxpayers will eventually have to salvage the situation.… Continue Reading
The northwestern reaches of St. Louis suffer from severe blight, but nothing compared to the wasteland greeting visitors across Skinker in southern Wellston. Here, scattered through the often dense underbrush are the battered ruins of torched, stripped or just collapsing… Continue Reading
My colleague and former North County resident, Toby Weiss, wrote up this stellar summary of the history of West Florissant Avenue. She’s been photographing this street for years (I had the opportunity to join her on some of her earlier… Continue Reading
We went a lot of weird places this last weekend, and this isolated corner of Edmundson where this stately church sits is another place off the beaten track we discovered. It is now the Providence Fine Arts Center, but it… Continue Reading