Tucked up in the bend of I-70 that now leaves most of its streets truncated to the north, I found the most interesting, quiet part of the Northside. The area still has a fair amount of wood frame houses, indicating… Continue Reading
Hard up along the county line, we discovered a whole neighborhood of early Twentieth Century industrial buildings, some in the process of being demolished, some just sitting vacant, and others that seemed to be occupied, or at least available for… Continue Reading
This small but interesting doctors’ office building sits just north of Natural Bridge on Kingshighway. Not only is it an interesting building, it has an interesting history. Read this entry from Discovering African American St. Louis. The details are what… Continue Reading
Lee Avenue is for some reason a broad, open street, with a fascinating mix of architectural styles. You can almost see the development of the city decade by decade as you drive along it.
We discovered another amazing Modernist enclave in North St. Louis, just to the northeast of Natural Bridge and Kinghsighway. Originally a victory garden during World War II, it was purchased by a developer and turned into ranch houses in the… Continue Reading
Nestled under the crushing embrace of I-70 to the north, and plotted out over relatively hilly terrain, this corner of North St. Louis doesn’t get a lot of visitors. The house above looks like it could be out of the… Continue Reading
Famous St. Louis institutions are what make the city unique. Sadly, many of those institutions are fading, one by one. Rinderer’s Drugs, long an institution in North City and North County, recently announced its sale to Shop N Save. Update:… Continue Reading
On the heels of my pleasant trip down Page Blvd last weekend, I decided to check out Natural Bridge Ave, a possible route for the northern extension of Metrolink. Sadly, while there was more life along Natural Bridge, much of… Continue Reading