The Hofbrauhaus is finally open on the western reaches of Belleville! All this next week and a little of the following I will return to the historic county seat of St. Clair County.
I find it interesting that Delmar Boulevard is used as the great demarcation line for the discussion of race relations in St. Louis. For the most part, east of Kingshighway, it is a completely unremarkable stretch of street, with abandonment… Continue Reading
Don’t get me wrong; I’m glad they saved the houses left in LaSalle Park, which I’ve photographed before. But they did some weird things, like leaving these two houses above and below cut off from the street on a pedestrian… Continue Reading
There is much to report on this spring, starting with a collapse of an out building on Utah Street in Benton Park. It can still be salvaged, though. Below, as I suspected would happen, another of the houses sitting on… Continue Reading
My discoveries usually begin with a question: why does Clemens Avenue just north of the old St. Luke’s Hospital on Delmar curve in the middle of the block, for seemingly no reason? Looking at old Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, we… Continue Reading
3,999 posts ago, I started this website, back in May of 2007 (the twelfth anniversary is coming up in a couple of months), and while technically a few posts have been deleted for various reasons due to redundancy, or whatnot,… Continue Reading
Update: See the site a month later blanketed in snow. A small burst of snow came up the last weekend of January when I came to document the dramatic demolition of a whole block of the College Hill neighborhood, on… Continue Reading
Newstead is a long street; it starts all the way down in the Grove, heads north through the Central West End and then finds itself in the Greater Ville. There have been some streetscape improvements, but without private investment, the… Continue Reading
I took this picture back when it was much warmer, along 14th Street just north of La Mancha Coffeehouse and Crown Candy Kitchen. I love these old rowhouses, which were rehabbed several years ago, and still look great.
I discovered that photographer Joel Sternfeld had created a series of photographs where various tragedies had occurred. He also photographed 4421 Gibson Avenue, in the Grove, where Christopher Harris was shot to death when he was used as a human shield by… Continue Reading