Update: I went back and visited again in 2018. 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… Continue Reading
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, Streamline Modern 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.
Update: I went back to photograph in May of 2016. The awning of Saleem’s (last picture) was heavily altered when the restaurant was rebranded as Ranoush. See the results in this post from August of 2009.
Update: The original link is dead, so here’s another one on the same subject. 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… Continue Reading