I’m starting to notice some major structural problems at St. Augustine’s; I worry about its future. No one is coming to its rescue.
Who knows what they’re up to now, on the deserted streets around the old St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church. It sort of reminds me of Germany, with the snow swirling around the Gothic spires of the church. Such a waste.… Continue Reading
More of the front portal of St. Augustine’s church has fallen down, dashed on the steps. Or possibly, the monogram roundel has been stolen, as I do not see its rubble below. See this earlier post (second photo) to understand… Continue Reading
More destruction since I documented the ladders and ropes hanging from the roof of St. Augustine. More sad damage appears on the front; probably due to falling masonry(?) or something, some of the flamboyant Gothic details above the main portal… Continue Reading
The neighborhood that once filled the pews of St. Augustine is now gone, and the old church sits alone, vulnerable. I have been truly shocked by how large and bushy the volunteer trees have become. It is only late April… Continue Reading
I will be giving a short talk about 1870s St. Louis on Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 AM at the Missouri History Museum as a part of “St. Louis – The Fourth City: An Era of Greatness.”
So, in one of the first times I have been rendered speechless, Lismore Avenue has just received two new curbs cuts. Mind you, there is no one living on this block, and there is little reason why anyone would walk… Continue Reading
The graffiti that had marred the front facade of St. Augustine’s in the aftermath of the apprehension of a drug dealer/violent felon/tagger has already been removed. Which strikes me as very curious, as there’s lots of graffiti in this city,… Continue Reading