I’ve looked at the side streets of Lafayette Square before, and I returned to them again to look at the houses that are often forgotten in favor of the more famous one around the park. What fascinates me about the… Continue Reading
Benton Park is such a beautiful neighborhood, with such an interesting and varied housing stock, which makes it one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. These pictures are from the blocks just south of the park, around Withnell and… Continue Reading
I had seen a dumpster on the side of the Theodore Link house back in 2014, but the renovation is done, as you can see now. I have no idea what the shingles’ color were originally, but they are dramatically… Continue Reading
Way back in August of 2007, when this website was only a couple of months old, I featured the old bank building on Broadway and Olive. It was a moribund shoe store back then, and now it’s a very successful… Continue Reading
Last fall, I did a post entitled “North Up Blair Avenue,” which looked at a cross section of the neighborhoods that were affected by the construction of Interstate 70, but that also show signs of rebounding. Beginning above, a house… Continue Reading
The rehab of the old Shriners’ Hospital is complete, and it is now open as apartments. It won one of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis annual most improved awards for 2019.
I looked at some of the industrial areas under the bridges and viaducts that cross over the Mill Creek Valley and its extensions west previously. Now we will look at some redevelopment around Grand Boulevard. Some of the buildings that… Continue Reading
A long-forgotten stretch of Broadway is finally seeing redevelopment. First up is the LaSalle Building, which I have photographed in the past, but that Built St. Louis has covered with much better images. Korte Construction has a great page explaining… Continue Reading
Heading east down Washington Street from downtown Belleville are a whole ensemble of amazing houses, such as the one seen above, which has been carefully restored. I like this little Romanesque Revival cottage sitting back from the street; it is… Continue Reading
Why? Just why did they have to do this to this wonderful Second Empire building?