I know Washington University gets a lot of grief for its decision to focus on building Gothic/Tudor/”Academic” Revival buildings on its campus for the last twenty years, but I like it. I think it’s important for a university to have… Continue Reading
Yes, it’s sort of weird, but a couple hundred feet of Parkview is in St. Louis, in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood, and the vast majority is in University City. The community has its own website. But one thing is for sure;… Continue Reading
I know, I know; we “can’t save everything.” But the fact remains, the little building at 10th and Locust was the last of the commercial buildings in St. Louis from the 1870s–or even earlier. Now everything is gone.
The old Central High School building is beginning to show real signs of structural problems, as the front is beginning to spall off. It will be a true loss when this school is destroyed.
Oops, I still had some Dutchtown photos left from Compton Avenue! There is such a diversity of housing styles in this beautiful neighborhood. Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture June 22 and 29, 2017 from 10:00-12:00 on the… 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.
Not all of North St. Louis is desolate, abandoned or destroyed. In fact, much of it is healthy, just like this block off of W. Florissant. The architecture rivals–and is in fact better–than the architecture of the contemporary Tower Grove… Continue Reading
Sadly, Gundlach School is just yet another beautiful school that it is sitting empty. It once was one of the most prestigious in the school district, known for its excellent staff.
The Casa Loma Ballroom continues to be a landmark on Cherokee Street. While the Cinderella continues the replacement of its original terracotta. But an old Anheuser-Busch pub still sits in limbo, its owner holding out.
The brick in Princeton Heights glows in the late afternoon sun. Again, even this far to the southwest of downtown, the city is still walkable, urban and valuable.