The blocks east of Fairgrounds Park are in rough shape. I am concerned about the future of this portion of the city. It is near where Bob Reuter’s boyhood home is. There are a few pockets of houses left, but… Continue Reading
Old North St. Louis is famous for the success up around the 14th Street Mall and rightfully so, but I do want to draw attention to the mess down near the new interstate bridge and the cut-off streets it has… Continue Reading
Don’t get me wrong; I’m glad they saved the houses left in LaSalle Park, which I’ve photographed before. But they did some weird things, like leaving these two houses above and below cut off from the street on a pedestrian… Continue Reading
The intersection of Arsenal, Pennsylvania and Gravois is a fine mess, but what a view you have if you manage to get stopped on Gravois northeast-bound towards Downtown.
I see amazing buildings such as this one along South Jefferson Avenue, and I think what possibility they hold, but it’s rough with the heavy traffic going by. There are windows out there that can block out the noise (my… Continue Reading
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Charles Borromeo dominates the northeastern part of town away from St. Charles’s downtown. There are more beautiful examples of Second Empire and Italianate houses and apartment buildings lining Fifth Street, which is wider through… Continue Reading
The architecture of St. Charles is interesting, because it follows the same styles as St. Louis, but yet expresses them in a different way, more akin to small towns. For starters, the lots are not long and skinny like the… Continue Reading
Continuing north, here is the west side of Jefferson between Arsenal and Gravois. From here, this is Jefferson from Gravois south to Arsenal.
Continuing north, we see the west side of Jefferson between Utah and Arsenal. The house below of course was the residence of one of the owners of the Cherokee Brewery. Below on the left is the Declaration Independence Neudorf House.… Continue Reading
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that I created a new Special Topics tag a month or so entitled “South Jefferson.” South of Interstate 44, the original Nineteenth Century streetscape is incredibly well-preserved, so for the next couple of days, I’m… Continue Reading