I remember when the boy mentioned in this inscription was killed. However, the sculpture is supposed to represent “Every Child,” and not a single victim. There are other bronze statues located around South Grand by the hospitals, as well. Senior… Continue Reading
Anyone know much about this building? I cannot seem to find any information on when it was built, and who the architect was. This addition on the upper floors to the north was very well done, and works well with… Continue Reading
These little guys were part of a larger residential neighborhood southwest of the intersection of Grand and Chouteau. All of their neighbors have been torn down, and these two will be soon. Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture… Continue Reading
I remarked to my companions that I felt like I was in Europe, with its unbroken vistas of fields surrounding Medieval cities. This will be the site of the new SLU Hospital, replacing the old Firmin Desloge building. Yes, it… Continue Reading
I first spotted the beautiful copper roof of SLU Hospital’s Firmin Desloge Tower from the windows of the Gateway Arch in the first couple of days I lived in St. Louis, back in the Christmas of 1985/early January 1986. It… Continue Reading
I’m more familiar with the famous Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, but this school shares a name with that famous school for the deaf. It is a beautiful building.
The date in city records of 1889 sounds right. This is such an amazing house, a relic of shingle style picturesque houses built in the city in the boom decades after the Civil War. It sits surrounded by parking lots,… Continue Reading
Further east of Park Avenue in the Tiffany neighborhood, there are some missing houses, but for the most part, there are nice, stable and well-maintained houses that can be saved in future redevelopment plans.
Don’t let the propaganda fool you; there are still some beautiful buildings left in the Tiffany neighborhood, such as this beautiful row of houses and apartments on the north side of Park Avenue east of Grand.
What is there to say about the Tiffany neighborhood, the area south of Chouteau, west of Compton, north of I-44 and east of 39th (originally Tiffany) Street? Most of it has been demolished by SLU, but in between the vacant… Continue Reading