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
Update: Demolition of the Clemens Mansion was completed by the spring of 2018. 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… Continue Reading
Update: Demolition was completed by the spring of 2018. 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… Continue Reading
Update: Demolition was completed by the spring of 2018. 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.… Continue Reading
There is so much good happening in Old North, but there are still houses that haven’t been saved yet.
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