The old factory in Walnut Park, a victim of changing economic and technological times, is being demolished. It was never the most impressive abandoned building, but the weird mix of junk inside was famous.
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 find myself drawn back to these old wood frame shotgun houses in the Ville, dating back probably to as early as the 1870s, when this was a rural village named Elleardsville. The African-American middle class was shoved into these… Continue Reading
The only possibly good thing that came out of the tragic loss of the old refrigeration warehouse were the elaborate ice sculptures left behind by the firefighters’ water, fighting a fire on one of the coldest days of the year.… Continue Reading
What a shame. This warehouse, once part of the St. Louis Refrigeration and Cold Storage complex, will be demolished after a horrible fire gutted its interior. Major losses along the Near North Riverfront continue. No stadium is coming, and seemingly… Continue Reading
I’ll be honest, I was never terribly impressed with the empty buildings of the old Lever Soap Factory. Apparently the owners weren’t either, and they’re now demolishing the giant factory first by implosion and then by knocking it down with… Continue Reading
No one knows how the fire started, but the end result is the same, as usual.
Dramatic light framed the ruins of Cahokia, from Monk’s Mound above to other mounds arranged around the main plaza.
Originally featured two years ago; they don’t get around to cleaning stuff up very fast up this way.
The demolition of the old Crestwood Mall, and in particular its Stix, Baer and Fuller store, is accelerating as external evidence has appeared of interior demolition. The parking structure is long gone, and now the pavilion restaurant, once a hallmark… Continue Reading