Christ Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church, formerly St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church, was gutted by fire back in January 2017. The heat of the fire is evident in the the melted steel trusses. Such a sad loss.
The Magic Chef Factory is being demolished, to make ready for what will probably be the largest redevelopment ever for The Hill neighborhood. I came by and snapped some pictures of the complex, which had fascinating curves in it for… Continue Reading
Being careful to not get too close, both due to the “No Trespassing” sign and the obvious imminent collapse of these walls sometime soon, I snapped some pictures of this ruin, which has been burned out and collapsing for a… Continue Reading
I guess I don’t understand why it was a good idea to tear down the ice rinks out in Gumbo Flats. Was it low quality? I just remember friends in high school having to practice at 2:00 AM in the… Continue Reading
Bad news after recent storms; this old house from at least the 1870s or earlier suffered damage due to winds.
These houses are doomed, one by one. The old quarry underneath is reasserting itself. Be careful when you buy property in South City.
University Street in the St. Louis Place neighborhood is beautiful. I wish more people understood how many residents are working hard and are proud of their community. Sadly, I realized that the church on the corner is now abandoned.
There are amazing rehabs happening in Hyde Park, such as this one with what looks to be a stable behind it. These alley houses, one ravaged by fire, are increasingly rare, but more common than other neighborhoods in Hyde Park.… Continue Reading
Update: Demolished in early October 2017. I wrote about the historic houses from the 1870s in Tower Grove East a while back in St. Louis Magazine, and this old guy is extremely historic, predating most of the houses in the… Continue Reading
For the old “it’s just a building” crowd, I offer the following exhibits. First is the “Sherman House,” which was gutted by fire, started by burning embers from the Clemens Mansion on Helen Street. The fire could have easily spread… Continue Reading