I went by the site of the old Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, which is still a vacant lot since it was first damaged by a fire and then demolished. I was intrigued by a rectangle of concrete with rough… Continue Reading
Ferry Street heads southeast at a diagonal down towards the river, but has been cut off by Interstate 70. The remaining houses are a cross section of Hyde Park. There are some extremely old houses, such as the wood frame… Continue Reading
Update: See the site a month later blanketed in snow. A small burst of snow came up the last weekend of January when I came to document the dramatic demolition of a whole block of the College Hill neighborhood, on… Continue Reading
West Florissant Avenue is perhaps more famous for being a massive commercial and traffic artery out in North County, particularly through Ferguson and Dellwood and further beyond, but it is a bit of a curious street south of Interstate 70.… Continue Reading
This bulldozer might not be so abandoned as I thought. If you look closely, the bucket on the front has clearly moved, and it is free of the underbrush that one buffeted it a year ago.
Back in August of 2018, I wrote about the ensemble of buildings at the intersection of N. Florissant and several other streets in the Hyde Park neighborhood. In late December, I discovered they had all been demolished.
Harris Avenue is two blocks long, coming down south from Natural Bridge Avenue, and these two buildings are in the block south of Lexington Avenue. I looked at a satellite image of the apartment building above, and the roof hatch… Continue Reading
Sarah Street is another one of those north-south arteries that is more famous for its path through the Grove or the Central West End, but we must not forget that it goes much further north through neighborhoods that are starved… Continue Reading
The Greater Ville was built in stages, with early exurban houses built for agricultural uses, and then later houses were built as the city proper came out to the open fields. This photo was taken from New Ashland Place. I… Continue Reading
Update: I went back and looked at the Greater Ville, including Vine Grove Avenue, in July of 2019. The roof of the house on the left below collapsed sometime after I took the picture. Continuing on, we see more mid-Twentieth… Continue Reading