Gravois at the City Limits

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


The Delmar Loop and its Environs, Revisited

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


Third Street, Burlington, Iowa

Starting at the top of Third Street in downtown Burlington, Iowa, I walked down the hill into the heart of the city’s business district.  Like most Iowa towns along the Mississippi River, there are steep hills and bluffs rising up… Continue Reading