The interior of Fourth Baptist is destroyed, and in much worse shape than right after the fire. I shot these photographs by sticking my camera through windows and taking pictures blindly. What a shame.
I’m starting to forget ever seeing Fourth Baptist before the fire in 2008. I know I saw it, walked by it, took pictures, but now I can’t seem to find them. It’s being torn down now, after sitting in this… Continue Reading
I had stopped for a quick snack at White Castle on North Florissant Avenue when I spotted this intriguing house on the other side of the fence. It possesses a huge addition on the back. Around the front, you might… Continue Reading
Chances are, unless the house was built before the city annexed the neighborhood, if you see a wood frame house, it is very old, as in Civil War or older. Old North is a very old neighborhood, and was even… Continue Reading
These Second Empire houses are holding up well; they could easily be rehabbed despite being abandoned. This one could probably be, too, if Paul McKee would sell it to a rehabber. I’ve asked this question numerous times, but it still… Continue Reading
It’s been sad watching the building above waste away; the story goes is that it was actually renovated back in the 1980s. No revival is permanent unless worked for, I suppose. I just realized that the building’s neighbor’s wall is… Continue Reading
Even on the most simple buildings, the beauty of St. Louis terracotta was used. Just look at the example above or below. The building below is well known in Old North; I really hope a buyer can snatch it up… Continue Reading
Apparently this is the last generation that will operate Marx Hardware, and it will close forever when this generation retires.