It’s been eight years since the arson that struck St. Louis Place along Hebert Street. There are still so many beautiful houses left, it’s a shame to see them crumble away. There seems to be some work on the house… Continue Reading
What the scrappers haven’t gotten (see the ladder lying on the roof of the church, and the rope they were using to climb up and steal the copper is still hanging there), the hipster graffiti “artists” have desecrated. Want to… Continue Reading
Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long? Lamentations 5:20
“How deserted lies the city, once so full of people!” Lamentations 1:1
Earlier this February, I came across some strange sights in the footprint of McKee’s failed Northside project, where the city is now hoping the NGA’s new campus will be located. For some reason, furrows have been cut through many properties,… Continue Reading
At this rate, the Clemens Mansion is going to be a pile of rubble in a few years. Offers to help or even buy the property have been ignored. And then a week later below.
It’s really hard for me, and I know a lot of other people, to know that this little guy is gone.
After showing a visitor St. Augustine’s, he asked what was wrong with St. Louisans to allow this to happen. I told him I wished I knew. The copper theft and other despoliation continues. The plywood is replaced, is kicked in… Continue Reading
What a neat little house, hiding in plain sight St. Louis Place. The ornamental brick, the millwork and massing make for a well-rounded composition. Too bad middle class houses are not so elegant today.