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.
The site of a former quarry in the St. Louis Place neighborhood, the Buxton Skinner Printing Company was famous for printing a map of the 1904 World’s Fair grounds. Here’s an article from 1999 that talks about its acquisition by… Continue Reading
Dodier Street dead ends here, and I have to admit that I had never visited it before. It’s one of those places we should be embarrassed that it exists. At least some people are engaging in a little old fashioned… Continue Reading
I hadn’t driven down North Market Street in a while, and started at Jefferson and worked west towards Spring Street. The houses above, right at Jefferson, sit vacant, though the house on the right has an interesting story. These later… Continue Reading
The dilapidation of neighborhoods around St. Augustine, the church whose slow destruction I wrote about in June, also helps to create a feeling of hopelessness in the surrounding streets. Just south of the church, these two houses above are remnants… Continue Reading