The weather was weird in Princeton when we came through, but it is a really beautiful town, with a long history going back before the Civil War. It has two “downtowns,” one down by the county courthouse, and the other… Continue Reading
Located far up the Illinois River, where it bends to the east north of St. Louis, DePue sits on a lake off the main channel. The town has some amazing slipcovers on its old buildings in the downtown. This old… Continue Reading
Every time I visit the West End neighborhood, I think of the stupidity of the federal government, who drew a red line just to the south of this beautiful community, thereby damning it to eventual oblivion. Despite the government’s best… Continue Reading
I walked around Kirkwood for a little while a couple of weeks ago, and checked out some of the diversity of housing styles along Taylor Avenue. The houses are in good shape, and well-preserved. It was disappointing to see the… Continue Reading
I returned to that area just north of the Central West End near Lewis Place, and checked in on some of the houses that I had photographed before. The apartment building below has continued to deteriorate, though the collapsed front… Continue Reading
This building now serves as a VFW post. I think it is still occupied by that organization, but I am not sure.
This cool house sits right at the southern tip of Switzer Avenue. Its longitudinal side facing the street and railroad tracks lends me to believe it is one of the oldest buildings in Baden.
This cool little Queen Anne Style house sits just a few feet from North Broadway, and still possesses much of its original millwork, which became much less expensive in the Late Nineteenth Century. It now functions as the office of… Continue Reading
I forget about the amazing variety of housing styles from around the dawn of the Twentieth Century. More wood frame houses, many of which were originally Shingle Style, are scattered around the area. This inventive roof is a little… Continue Reading
Well, I guess we know now what happened to that house I saw back in November of 2015. Other than the effects of gravity, nothing has occurred with this forlorn ruin.