The buildings in this area are mostly intact, but they’re sadly abandoned for the most part. There are few people left around here.
The sun had risen up above the horizon, and the red brick so famous in St. Louis was glowing. This old gas station seems to have been converted into a house; there are garages in the backs of these apartment… Continue Reading
I was intrigued by this beautiful red brick duplex, anchoring the corner of Hamilton and a side street. It once had neighbors, which are now demolished. This was a dense, thriving neighborhood once.
The stunning renovation of the old Cherokee Brewery is continuing, with tuckpointing having removed the ugly red paint that had slathered the building for decades. The brick masonry between the two huge doors will be replaced soon, and the doors… Continue Reading
College Hill is always a neighborhood where I feel an intense feeling of sadness. It has beautiful, rolling hills, and great views of the Mississippi River. But it just seems wracked by violence, and there seems little chance of a… Continue Reading
There are some truly beautiful houses up at the crest of the hill where the Bissell Water Tower stands. They’re in good condition, for the most part, including this old wood frame house below, probably built when this was the… Continue Reading
I caught the Security Building in the morning light and saw new details I had never noticed before. Take a look at this historic office building, finished just before the dawn of the new era with the completion of the… Continue Reading
This building, like many older office buildings in downtown St. Louis, received a Modernist slipcover in the 1950s or 60s, its owners now ashamed of its historic architecture. The slipcovers have started to come off these old buildings, revealing often… Continue Reading
One the streets where Dan once walked, the houses are mostly abandoned now. I hope he’s alright, wherever he ended up. I had checked on him last year, and he was gone.