Designed by Frederick Wolf and Louis Kledus and opened in 1876 (just missing an appearance in Compton and Dry), the Schnaider Malt House is a remarkably well-preserved example of a late Nineteenth Century brewery building with most of its structures… Continue Reading
I find Lafayette Avenue in between Compton Avenue and Jefferson an interesting stretch of street; it was clearly once a very important stretch of roadway in St. Louis, but now it is quiet and overly wide, its traffic moved over… Continue Reading
The south side of the Grove, or Forest Park Southeast, or whatever you want to call it, is one of those areas that has been isolated for a very long time. It was a small settlement, out the railroad tracks… Continue Reading
Just south of this block, which I covered a couple of years ago, is the quiet 2900 block of Pennsylvania. Why is it so quiet? It intersects at Arsenal and Gravois, and you get about five seconds to go before… Continue Reading
Demolition continues at the old Magic Chef factory, and huge piles of pulverized concrete dominate the southern portion of the property. For the time being, however, the building along Daggett is still standing.
My pictures will begin to have more blue sky in them, hopefully. This photograph was taken from Vanderburgh Avenue, one of the shortest streets in St. Louis, showing the now vanished YMCA on South Grand. It will be replaced by… Continue Reading
Corner stores rarely exist in St. Louis anymore, as larger chains have taken over. If you own a car, it’s no big deal to go to your favorite store. If you’re on foot, it’s a different story. That being said,… Continue Reading
South of St. Louis Avenue, where the spy agency is being built, looks like a blank canvas in the snow. But I know better: there were real people who lived there, and they suffered at the hands of our politicians.
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring the neighborhood of Baden, in the far north of St. Louis (in fact, it takes less time to get to Clayton from downtown St. Louis), which, like Hyde Park, The… Continue Reading
Gus’s Market is still in business, right at the corner of Blair and Destrehan. Sadly, there are still some abandoned buildings on the block. But many were renovated by RISE, and they are now safe. I remember when this house… Continue Reading