Kirkwood Cleaners is possibly no longer in business, but I cannot tell. It is on the northwest corner of St. Louis Avenue and Vandeventer.
The famous blue house seems to be abandoned, unfortunately, much like the house below. The abandoned houses in the footprint of the Northside TIF are still wasting away, as well. These little houses could have been nice starter homes,… Continue Reading
The old Central High School building is beginning to show real signs of structural problems, as the front is beginning to spall off. It will be a true loss when this school is destroyed.
My favorite mystery house in JeffVanderLou is now a daycare, apparently.
I went back and visited the area around Sullivan Avenue, where I had visited almost two years ago. This part of JeffVanderLou is different than much of the rest of the neighborhood; it was where judges, doctors and other high… Continue Reading
Oops, I guess they’re not going to renovate these apartments for National Geospatial Intelligence Agency employees waiting breathlessly to move to JeffVanderLou! Sorry, but tearing down structurally sound buildings for no reason has failed for close to one hundred years… Continue Reading
I visited these houses back in May of 2014. They certainly haven’t changed for the better. In fact, the white house has been trashed since the last time I photographed it. I am giving a free lecture on Daniel Martensz Mytens… Continue Reading
JeffVanderLou makes me sad. There are such beautiful houses, but I have no idea how to make this economically feasible to renovate this area. The houses get more run-down, and the volunteer trees get taller. Look at how they modernized… Continue Reading
I hope my readers, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of this website, will allow me to talk about something other than St. Louis architecture. As I’ve said before, over the last decade St. Louis Patina has become something… Continue Reading
There were Teddy Bears sprawled out all over the street when I revisited this intersection that I have been documenting for several years.