I could have sworn I photographed this church back in the summer of 2014, when I passed by on Taylor Avenue. Apparently I did not, but I was impressed with the giant arches of this Romanesque Revival edifice at the… Continue Reading
I discovered that photographer Joel Sternfeld had created a series of photographs where various tragedies had occurred. He also photographed 4421 Gibson Avenue, in the Grove, where Christopher Harris was shot to death when he was used as a human shield by… Continue Reading
The south side of the Grove, or Forest Park Southeast, or whatever you want to call it, is one of those areas that has been isolated for a very long time. It was a small settlement, out the railroad tracks… Continue Reading
Sadly, the Liberty Bell Oil Company building was gutted by fire in early June. While it looks like it might be a complete loss, I don’t necessarily believe it should be torn down. Many times these buildings are still salvageable,… Continue Reading
The development in the Grove north of Manchester Avenue is coming to the south side now. Will redevelopment come at the cost of losing long term residents? I hope not. There are some very old houses in this area, as… Continue Reading
South of Manchester, the tenor of the Grove completely changes. As the Compton and Dry View shows, when the northern Grove, the Gibson Heights Addition, was vacant land, houses were already sprouting up along the railroad tracks. The house below… Continue Reading
I love the one story brick bungalows of St. Louis; they’re modest, but they have all the detailing that their two story brothers have. I like to think that each house was just as important as the next, and builders… Continue Reading
Strolling down a sunny Gibson Street one Sunday, we discovered that there is substantial renovation occurring on the street. The houses are sort of a mix between Shaw and Benton Park West. It’s a nice mix.
Update: See a church on Taylor Avenue from a post from October of 2018. Taylor Avenue through the Grove has a rich variety of architectural styles, with a large number of apartment buildings and other multi-family buildings. Each house is… Continue Reading
The new porch on the Urban Chestnut beer hall on Manchester Avenue provides a great view of the streetscape that is slowing re-emerging along that long neglected section of the Grove.