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
Update: See St. Louis Avenue further west of here in these three posts: here, here, here and here. The row of houses in between Parnell (really sort of the traffic artery Jefferson becomes up north) and N. Florissant Avenue is one of… Continue Reading
This building sits in a sort of no-man’s land, right next to N. Florissant, on a street that doesn’t look like it’s been paved in decades. It has 16,000 square feet if you’re looking for that much space.
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.