So this is where the one house that is being moved will end up, on St. Louis Avenue. Thus the original Strassberger’s Conservatory was removed. Here is what the building looked like, after suffering ownership by Paul McKee for almost… Continue Reading
The elderly woman who lived here has been on the news over the years, talking about how losing her house to eminent domain would be devastating to her life. She also spoke about the corn fields that Paul McKee let… Continue Reading
The light was wonderful on Saturday, so I snapped some photos of St. Liborius, one of my favorite churches in St. Louis. I actually like the contrast of brick and stone better than if it were completely cut stone.
Fellow explorers and I have been eternally fascinated by our so-called HUD Houses, built in a good faith effort to revitalize neighborhoods. They’re coming down, demolished for the new NGA facility. I actually like the bright, hopeful color.
A church in St. Louis never just a building with a sanctuary in it. It was an entire complex, or even campus, in some instances. The church would have a parsonage, or office for the priest or pastor. And schools… Continue Reading
I could have sworn I’ve photographed this church more than the couple of images from years ago, but nonetheless I was drawn back to Zion Lutheran, right on St. Louis Place Park, after visiting the cemetery up the Rock Road. I… Continue Reading
It looks like an alien spaceship came down and stole the old Strassberger’s Conservatory, a relic of the thriving German American community in St. Louis Place one hundred years ago.
No one knows how the fire started, but the end result is the same, as usual.
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