Wow, I just discovered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the St. Louis area, and also one of the oldest: New Mount Sinai Cemetery, located just beyond the city limits out Gravois, where there are of course many other… Continue Reading
OK, so these aren’t exactly award-winning photos, but I wanted to share an old cemetery off of Old Watson Road, just south of the old Route 66, southwest of the now-demolished Crestwood Mall.
Back behind those bushes and trees, and up over a hill, are the graves of hundreds, perhaps thousands of former residents of the Robert Koch Hospital. It is now private property, and no trespassing is allowed, but I hope one… Continue Reading
There are still remnants of the economic powerhouse that was once Crestwood Mall, such as the office building and strip mall across Watson Road, former Route 66, from the now vacant lot.
I visited Sunset Memorial Park, out Gravois Road in the sunshine of early July 2018. I am still impressed by the massive columbarium, which sits towards the back of the cemetery. There is also a very pretty office and residence… Continue Reading
Sappington Cemetery, located on Watson Road, is rich in history, and well worth checking out. It contains the graves of numerous figures from the settling of southwest St. Louis County. Also, senior citizens interested in attending a two-week lecture series… Continue Reading
I like the crisscross of power lines, roof lines and pavement lines at this intersection of Military Road and South Broadway.
Adam Lemp’s third wife had a daughter from an earlier marriage that later married a Gottfried Pfaff. They both died, so Adam raised his step-grandson, Otto, who eventually unofficially took the Lemp name. He’s buried in an unrelated family plot… Continue Reading
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
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