Update: Thanks to longtime and valued reader Tom Maher, this was identified as Chris Christen Pontiac. The identification was corroborated by old advertisements in the Post-Dispatch. I found this old building, just east of Kienlen Avenue at 6171 Natural Bridge… 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.
Obscured by tress, but yet still a striking building, this group of apartments feature streamline modern details such as glass block windows, buff brick and a simplified ornamental profile. The curved windows anchor the corner of the building, which is… Continue Reading
Kingshighway, the busiest traffic artery in St. Louis, comes to a rather anticlimactic end at a group of beautiful buildings on Gravois Avenue. But again, occupancy is good, and there is an interesting mix of building stock. There’s this cool… Continue Reading
Gravois Avenue tries to keep its urban character right up to the city limits, but the Missouri Department of Transport has done its best to make this stretch of historic buildings about as inhospitable to human beings as possible. It’s… Continue Reading
Back in January, I looked at the Green Book in St. Louis, and the bars that once lined Franklin just north of Mill Creek. They’re all gone, but I did spot this place, perhaps a descendant of those bars.
The Loop still has some great architecture, and the street is still busy with the construction of the trolley moving further east. Narrowing the street to encourage pedestrian traffic is a winning formula, even as it is still considered to… Continue Reading
Quiet on a Saturday afternoon, Wood River’s downtown hosts an array of early Twentieth Century architecture.
The Museum of Transportation possesses some of the best examples of steam engines in the world, but they’ve also taken in other transportation-related lost souls as well. The last remnant of the famous Coral Courts Motel, ignominiously demolished in the… Continue Reading
Now that the street is in, I went back to the 14th Street Mall, now gone and renamed Crown Square. It looks sharp. The best part is I noticed buildings I had never seen before, and buildings I’ve remembered for… Continue Reading