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
Update: The property is now owned by Steven Roberts, of the Roberts Brothers. 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.
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