We all knew this was how it was going to end, but it still hurts to see. Note: all offers to purchase the property were rejected, so don’t pull the old, “Well, why didn’t you buy it if you wanted… Continue Reading
The Polish Falcons, in a former mansion that lost its third floor in a fire, is for sale.
South of St. Louis Avenue, where the spy agency is being built, looks like a blank canvas in the snow. But I know better: there were real people who lived there, and they suffered at the hands of our politicians.
Who knows what they’re up to now, on the deserted streets around the old St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church. It sort of reminds me of Germany, with the snow swirling around the Gothic spires of the church. Such a waste.… Continue Reading
Back, just when the demolition of the Clemens Mansion was just starting, I took these pictures. I am very sad to see it go, particularly because the owner, Paul McKee never put any real effort into saving it, and more… Continue Reading
More of the front portal of St. Augustine’s church has fallen down, dashed on the steps. Or possibly, the monogram roundel has been stolen, as I do not see its rubble below. See this earlier post (second photo) to understand… Continue Reading
More destruction since I documented the ladders and ropes hanging from the roof of St. Augustine. More sad damage appears on the front; probably due to falling masonry(?) or something, some of the flamboyant Gothic details above the main portal… Continue Reading
University Street in the St. Louis Place neighborhood is beautiful. I wish more people understood how many residents are working hard and are proud of their community. Sadly, I realized that the church on the corner is now abandoned.
No, they didn’t ever take the owner’s plans to move the old Brown Shoe factory across Jefferson Avenue seriously. It’s being demolished now.
Update: Demolition of the Clemens Mansion was completed by the spring of 2018. For the old “it’s just a building” crowd, I offer the following exhibits. First is the “Sherman House,” which was gutted by fire, started by burning embers… Continue Reading