Up at the crest of the hill at Arsenal and Gravois, the buildings are affected by the roar of traffic flying by. Widened in the early decades of the Twentieth Century, Gravois is now the equivalent of seven lanes wide… Continue Reading
I was never happy with my photos of St. Francis de Sales’s front facade, but I liked this one that I took with my new wide angle lens.
I never get tired of St. Francis de Sales Oratory on south Gravois. Rising three hundred feet above the street, the spire is one of the tallest in the world, so I’ve been told. I looked at it years ago,… Continue Reading
I caught this view of the spire of St. Francis de Sales from ten blocks away, almost to Grand Boulevard.
St. Francis de Sales anchors a multi-cornered intersection. The building above is a great example of a Mansard roofed store front with some funky 1950’s fake stone added to it. Below is what should not happen to a major intersection; parking… Continue Reading
My favorite church in the whole city after St. Augustine on the North Side is St. Francis de Sales, anchoring a corner of Gravois and Ohio for the last century. It is no longer a parish church, but an oratory,… Continue Reading