Built in 1924, this cool Spanish Revival mansion way out in West County surely has a fascinating story behind it. In that year, this was out in the middle of nowhere. It looks like a Maritz and Young-influenced home.
I dug some old photographs of Westport Plaza out of my files; I do not remember how old they are, but they are certainly from a long time ago, at least pre-2012. I like them as they capture a time… Continue Reading
I guess I don’t understand why it was a good idea to tear down the ice rinks out in Gumbo Flats. Was it low quality? I just remember friends in high school having to practice at 2:00 AM in the… Continue Reading
There was a perfectly fine Colonial Revival house on this property, which is a valuable parcel of land that includes land for horses and a large stable. The house has been under construction now for quite a while, and building… Continue Reading
Cross over an extremely narrow railroad viaduct, and you’re right in front of the old, vanished southwest St. Louis County village of Allenton. Destroyed when Eureka annexed the unincorporated town for a new strip mall development, the area is now… Continue Reading
We had the opportunity to see a restored B-25 bomber out at Spirit of St. Louis Airport a few weeks ago. There are few left, and it was fun to see the plane up close.
Meadowbrook Country Club is part golf course, and part subdivision, which wraps itself around the greens. There are some interesting Modernist houses mixed in among later houses. The properties seem to have developed over the course of several decades. Houses… Continue Reading
The houses around Castlewood State Park are starting to be abandoned, and are slowly being demolished. Meanwhile, large, Post-Modernist houses are popping up on nearby roads.
We finally got into Sacred Heart out in Eureka, which has long been known for being the new home of many of the sculptures from the old St. Liborius in St. Louis Place. The new priest graciously let us look… Continue Reading