I’ve long documented St. Louis Avenue between N. Florissant and Parnell, and from Parnell to Grand, so now I will take a closer look at the secondary artery cobbled together from a series of streets that stretches the length of… Continue Reading
On the side of a barber and beauty salon as well as a bail bondsman office on St. Louis Avenue at Norwood Avenue. Various famous bounty hunters are depicted on the front of the building.
Well, technically it’s a month or two early since these photos are from mid-December 2017, but I wanted to see what has been happening to the places I photographed last year. Short answer: nothing positive. For example, the building above,… Continue Reading
I covered this block years ago, and reported on how reckless speculation left these buildings abandoned. It is just trashed around here, right by a major intersection like MLK Dr and Kingshighway.
Despite the assurances of plenty of nay-sayers, the abandoned Arlington School, which I photographed in 2009, could be saved and is now impeccably restored. Tasteful in-fill has been added around the old school.
Well, I guess we know now what happened to that house I saw back in November of 2015. Other than the effects of gravity, nothing has occurred with this forlorn ruin.
What a beautiful building, which I find interesting in that it is not bisymmetrical, with the center porch off center to the right. It is abandoned now. But it has so much potential.