I recently wrote about the fascinating figure of Henry Vahlkamp, who worked for the Lemps from 1870 into the 1920s, making him one of the longest serving member of the brewery, far longer than every member of the family save… Continue Reading
According to this tombstone-shaped plaque, the roots of Concordia Cemetery go back to some of the earliest burial grounds in St. Louis. Located off of what is now Bates Avenue, this cemetery would have been far out in the country.… Continue Reading
I took a drive around Bellefontaine Cemetery when the leaves were just starting to change, and snapped some pictures of some sculpture and mausolea.
Donated in 1965, this sculpture commemorates the St. Louis Award. It sits behind some bushes close to the World’s Fair Pavilion and the northeast entrance to the Zoo.
The Friedrich Jahn Monument is on a stretch of road that was removed in the 1990s during renovations of Forest Park. Jahn founded the movement for gymnastics in Germany, and there were many such Turnvereinen in St. Louis. Most are… Continue Reading
I find someone new every time I visit Bellefontaine Cemetery, and recently I found the grave of William Russell, who was an important figure in early St. Louis history. While the limestone has been damaged by acid rain, you can… Continue Reading
We’re picking up the “The Beauty of Dutchtown” series which was left off at Number 36. I went crazy and decided to photograph the entire length of Virginia Avenue in Dutchtown, from Bates Avenue in the south to Chippewa Street in… Continue Reading
Bellefontaine Cemetery has been a welcome respite this summer with so many other places closed. The self-guided tour is a great way to spend some time safely. James Eads’s monument looks very much like Verrocchio’s design for Piero and Giovanni… Continue Reading
This interesting enclosure at Calvary Cemetery is rare in St. Louis cemeteries; it is Gothic Revival in style and still has plenty of room left in it, as it seems like the burials are around the outside so far. Joseph… Continue Reading
Located north of the skating rink, this sculpture, Joie de Vivre, or “Joy of Life,” is a work by the famous French Cubist sculptor from 1927, and is one of seven copies. It is really wonderful that we have a… Continue Reading