The old factory in Walnut Park, a victim of changing economic and technological times, is being demolished. It was never the most impressive abandoned building, but the weird mix of junk inside was famous.
I have a friend whose parents both grew up in Walnut Park. They moved out to the County decades ago. Walnut Park is the neighborhood that permanently took the “rural” out of Bellefontaine Cemetery, and its housing stock looks like… Continue Reading
This house in the Walnut Park neighborhood sits across the street from the current main entrance of Bellefontaine Cemetery. I suspect that it originally housed workers for the cemetery, as its style of architecture is very early for the neighborhood,… Continue Reading
Update: Demolished in 2017. What was once probably a machine room for the Barry-Wehmiller Machinery Co. sits open to the elements, hosting everything from the remnants of the resale business to the remainder of a game of bowling.
Update: Demolished in 2017. Situated on a quiet backstreet near West Florissant Avenue, the Barry-Wehmiller Machinery Co. sits in a state of increasing ruin. Later taken over in the 1990’s by a wholesale industrial product resale concern, it now sits… Continue Reading
I snapped some quick shots out the window while driving through the North Point neighborhood last weekend. It is an architecturally diverse part of town, just south of Baden in the far reaches of the city of St. Louis.
This huge complex still mills flour, as workers we spoke to confirmed. Massive, hulking and dominating this stretch of I-70, the grain silos have long been a landmark in North City. Now owned by ADM, the silos are no longer… Continue Reading