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
Update: Demolition was completed by the spring of 2018. Under no circumstance should you get close the Clemens Mansion; the walls are far too unstable. I captured these images with a zoom lens. But you don’t need to worry about… Continue Reading
Update: Demolition was completed by the spring of 2018. As I walked west on Cass Avenue, towards the smoldering ruins of the Clemens Mansion, the sound of water trickling as it ran out of pipes and gutters reached my ears.… Continue Reading
I’ve been coming back to this beautiful stretch of Hebert Street, which has the critical mass to be holding up, even after the arsons coming around on a decade ago. There are some interesting little houses along here, such as… Continue Reading
How does a car end up in this condition right off of N. Florissant Avenue, in sight of a gas station?
This building, facing Jefferson, will be torn down soon for the new NGA site. Look at the attention to beauty and detail so lacking from buildings today.
There still is plenty of St. Louis Place left, with rows of beautiful houses, dating back to the late Nineteenth Century. But it will require hard work, one house at a time; there is no magic “game changer” project that… Continue Reading
I have photographed this building before on Hebert, but it is starting to look worse for wear recently. I do not know who painted the eyes on the window boards.
The neighborhood that once filled the pews of St. Augustine is now gone, and the old church sits alone, vulnerable. I have been truly shocked by how large and bushy the volunteer trees have become. It is only late April… Continue Reading