I’m not sure if much has changed since the last time I photographed St. Augustine’s, but it is still in a state of deterioration that does not bode well for its future.
There has been a bad collapse at the beautiful row of houses along Monroe Street in St. Louis Place, just west of North Florissant Avenue. I just featured these buildings back in September of this year. I am worried that… Continue Reading
I never noticed this lone house, sitting by itself just off of North Florissant Avenue. It is just to the east of the famous park that gives St. Louis Place its name.
Reservoir Market was finally put out of its misery, sometime before September of this year. It looks like some of its walls are still preserved in its neighboring buildings. It is a sad loss, but not unexpected. North from there,… Continue Reading
I imagine it was similar when the interstates crashed through St. Louis back in the day. One day you had regular blocks of houses across the street from you, and the next month you had nothing. That’s what it’s like… Continue Reading
There are some very old houses behind St. Liborius on Monroe Street in between 18th Street and N. Florissant Avenue, and some of them are still occupied. Update: The house in the picture below on the far right has suffered… Continue Reading
I know many of my readers are not thrilled with the current owners of St. Liborius, but I do want everyone to consider what happens to buildings with huge maintenance expenses that are abandoned. Taken for example the rectory, which… Continue Reading
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.
There are still so many well-preserved buildings left in the St. Louis Place neighborhood, such as this corner store, with an intricate Mansard roof with two pinnacles. There are also more traditional Second Empire houses but with come more Romanesque… Continue Reading
Many people, includeding me, were deeply saddened to learn of the impending closure of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Nursing Home in the St. Louis Place neighborhood. They have been unable to find an operator, but I hope they… Continue Reading