La Hacienda subdivision was laid out in the early 1930s, and the housing stock ranges from then to the 1950s. It is a unique blend of many different types of houses, from the Spanish Revival, like its gates, to the… Continue Reading
Built in 1924, this cool Spanish Revival mansion way out in West County surely has a fascinating story behind it. In that year, this was out in the middle of nowhere. It looks like a Maritz and Young-influenced home.
On the side of a barber and beauty salon as well as a bail bondsman office on St. Louis Avenue at Norwood Avenue. Various famous bounty hunters are depicted on the front of the building.
Logically, many funeral homes are located across the street from major churches or cemeteries, such as the Ziegenhein Funeral Home. I photographed it before back in 2016.
The old Shriners’ Hospital, still receiving the finishing touches on its renovation in this photograph, is now open as apartments. Senior citizens interested in taking my OASIS class on Fifteenth Century Italian Renaissance art can sign up for the three… Continue Reading
This fire station is interesting in that it occupies a small portion of the corner of Hyde Park.
People have been hyperventilating for years that this wonderful Spanish Colonial Revival building, which was built for a school that served the deaf, was going to be torn down. It is obviously being renovated right now, so everyone can calm… Continue Reading
Hawthorne and Longfellow Boulevards are famous in Compton Heights, branching off as they do from the gates right off of Grand Boulevard, but there’s also Milton Boulevard, which cuts off (and is a two-way street) from Hawthorne over to Nebraska… Continue Reading
The Fairgrounds neighborhood is isolated by closed streets and Fairgrounds Park on the south, but it is an interesting, eclectic neighborhood, architecturally. It shows evidence of having been built up over a very long time, and some houses can already… Continue Reading
Another school sits vacant and vandalized; this time it is the old parish school of St. Thomas Aquinas. The caramel terracotta, seen in Southwest St. Louis, looks like marble.