The 4400 Block of Gibson Avenue

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 Southside of the Grove

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


Arco Avenue, The Grove

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