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
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 neighborhood. It looks like it was… 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
Under no circumstance should you get close the Clemens Mansion; the walls are far too unstable. I captured these images with a zoom lens. But you don’t need to worry about getting access if you want to risk your life;… Continue Reading
As I walked west on Cass Avenue, towards the smoldering ruins of the Clemens Mansion, the sound of water trickling as it ran out of pipes and gutters reached my ears. The firefighters had to engage in some massive forestry… Continue Reading
There is so much good happening in Old North, but there are still houses that haven’t been saved yet.