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
After writing my recent St. Louis Magazine article about Centenary United Methodist Church, one of the oldest continually operating congregations in downtown St. Louis, and in the city in general, I became interested in the synagogue that backed right up… Continue Reading
Who isn’t captivated by the ornate beauty of University City’s city hall? Originally built as a women’s magazine office building, it was part of a planned ensemble of unique buildings at the entrance of University Heights.
I finally figured out why the lions, which also happen to be a male and female, face towards the Loop. These gates are the entrance to University Heights, a subdivision laid out to the northwest along Delmar. Continuing with the… Continue Reading
Straddling the border between St. Louis and University City on Skinker, Parkview was another private subdivision laid out by Julius Pitzmann. What was once farmland now is heavily forested, with houses peaking out from behind the stately trees.
I find alleys fascinating, because they’re where the city lets its guard down.
I’ve seen this garage a million times, just south of Delmar in University City, and I’ve always been impressed with the beauty of the green terracotta tiles. And coupled with the roof of the main house, it creates a wonderful… Continue Reading
I always loved the sleek, Art Deco design of the overhang of Saleem’s on Delmar in the University City Loop. Apparently not everybody appreciated it, as it has recently been reworked in a horrible, architecturally inaccurate manner.
The Loop in University City (yes, and partly in St. Louis) recently won a spot on the 10 best streets in America list from the American Planning Association. Update: The above link is dead, so here’s another one on the same… Continue Reading