Hopefully, due to all of the complaints, by the time you read this the church will either be properly secured from children entering, or it s will be demolished completely. Its state on Saturday is unacceptable.
The dense neighborhoods just north of downtown are almost completely gone, where people once lived in a density that most Americans would find surprising–though it’s still common in most of the world. There are a couple of those old rowhouses… Continue Reading
Poor Fourth Baptist is now under demolition, with the focus primarily on the older portions of the complex: the row house on Sullivan, and the old sanctuary to the north of the new one. The old sanctuary is completely gone,… Continue Reading
Hey all, after a couple of weeks of St. Louis Patina being down, my good friend from college, Keith Aumiller, was able to rescue my blog from a bad hosting situation. The great news: the vast majority, as in upper 90%… Continue Reading
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