St. Joseph’s Hospital has been around since the Nineteenth Century, but what often happens is that the original buildings are torn down and replaced in the mid-Twentieth Century. Such is this case at this hospital, which is an interesting mix… Continue Reading
It’s since been turned into a restaurant, but the old water works is an impressive example of Art Deco architecture.
Looks like there’s a new visitors’ center attached to the First Capitol. Interesting to imagine how state politics would have been different if the capital hadn’t been moved to Jefferson City.
It’s interesting to see how “regular” houses, in other words, not row houses, are mixed in with the older dwellings on Main Street.
Among the houses are more traditional storefronts, some of which were probably originally residences that have been converted as the density and commercial nature of the street evolved.
It’s interesting how so many of the small houses on Main Street survived over the last two centuries, while two story houses filled in between them.
I forgot how interesting the stone houses of Main Street in St. Charles are. They remind me of the earliest houses of Carondelet, and how people built houses before the brick industry began to thrive in the St. Louis region.… Continue Reading
A group of friends and I were in the neighborhood, so we headed out to the old Weldon Springs Munitions Plant, in southwestern St. Charles County. The history of the production of armaments, both conventional and nuclear, is not very… Continue Reading
The Wabash Railroad Bridge across the Missouri River is actually the second bridge to span the river at this location. The first, finished in 1871, was replaced by the current bridge in 1936. It is a massive, hulking structure that… Continue Reading
Some parts of the metropolitan region will never be developed hopefully. I had spotted this swath of river bottom north of the Missouri River from Google Maps in the past, and last weekend we drove out and took a look… Continue Reading