St. Albans had some problems with roads washing out recently.
There’s not much left to say about the demolition of Crestwood Mall; we have not learned from our past, and will continue to make the same mistakes. Plan on Gravois Bluffs being demolished forty or fifty years from now. Trust… Continue Reading
We were in the area, so we stopped to look at the memorial at Jefferson and Hebert. We also saw this interesting office building, as well as this collapsed building below on the other side of Parnell. The building is… Continue Reading
The fence has gone up, and the houses are coming down. Hot neon pink will presumably not stop several late-night racers who will undoubtedly crash through at some point.
I don’t really remember what this building was, but it was a salvage business at some point, judging by the sign. It is a mess, and the roof has collapsed, like a see-saw. Why, I don’t know. Apparently they also… Continue Reading
Crestwood Mall is disappearing, but the recent demolition of the “front” of the mall, built in 1984 opposite the original strip mall shops, has reappeared, temporarily. Most fascinating to me, the curved original facade of the Sears, one of the… Continue Reading
I don’t expect salvation for the historic Reservoir Market, but it is still standing for the time being.
Well, I guess we know now what happened to that house I saw back in November of 2015. Other than the effects of gravity, nothing has occurred with this forlorn ruin.
Over east of Goodfellow, the housing stock has more variety, with a strange mix of Cape Cods and early Twentieth Century apartment buildings. There are few people left, but the plywood is new on many of the buildings; the abandonment… Continue Reading