There used to be so many more theaters in St. Louis, and they’ve mostly been demolished. Take the Granada, seen above, and then look below, where the theater and its entrance have been removed and turned into a parking lot… Continue Reading
I could have sworn I’ve photographed these beauties on the west side of Iowa Avenue just north of Keokuk Street. They were clearly built at the same time, but each one is unique in their decoration (though probably largely the… Continue Reading
I photographed the Forest Park Visitors’ Center way back in September of 2012, on what was a cloudy day. I went back on a sunny day and captured these pictures. There were more beautiful flowers out front here, as well.… Continue Reading
For some unknown reason, I found myself heading east down Parkdale Avenue in Clayton a couple weeks ago. In many ways, it is sort of the perfect urban. First, there is a block of apartment buildings, for those who need… Continue Reading
Heading north up Tennessee Avenue, there are more houses that come in pairs or in triplets. And again, most are actually two-families disguised to look like single-family houses. The architecture reflects the more linear and stern forms of early Twentieth… Continue Reading
Walbridge Elementary, in Walnut Park, has some pesky trees in the way that make taking clear shots of its entire front facade difficult. Luckily a photograph from the 1950s shows just what a beautiful composition the school is. It was… Continue Reading
Fredericktown is the picturesque county seat of Madison County, Missouri, south of St. Louis quite a ways in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. It was the site of a Civil War battle due to the nearby lead mines needed… Continue Reading
The rehab of the old Shriners’ Hospital is complete, and it is now open as apartments. It won one of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis annual most improved awards for 2019.
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.