Yes, there is a slaughter house left in the City of St. Louis. Now known as Star Packing, it was once, based off of ghost signs also known as United Meat Co., among others. This was apparently, based off of… Continue Reading
Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture February 8 and 15 from 10:00-12:00 on the history of St. Louis architecture with Chris Naffziger at OASIS in Clayton can register at this link.
Its broad, beautiful brick wall has been marred, its roof is sagging more, but this giant house on St. Louis Avenue holds on.
One the streets where Dan once walked, the houses are mostly abandoned now. I hope he’s alright, wherever he ended up. I had checked on him last year, and he was gone.
Another one of those buildings I’ve photographed before, but then can’t find the pictures, this old factory is still sitting vacant. Apparently it had serious EPA violations before closing. The giant dust collector has not been stolen by scrappers, amazingly.
Old wooden houses survive around the city, such as this little cluster on Vandeventer Avenue, just south of St. Louis Avenue. They might appear in Compton and Dry, and they definitely were built before this block was annexed into the… Continue Reading
This Second Empire house, and its two-story half flounder neighbor, sit next to each other on a quiet street. They’re both abandoned now, but perhaps one day they will come back to life.
A reader sent me these photos of the interior of Central High School, which is just about completely destroyed inside now.
The west side of Grand, along Vandeventer’s side streets, are a wealth of beautiful houses. But they’re abandoned, trashed, and left open to the elements. Rain gutters are stolen, and the walls begin to spall off, and pretty soon, they… Continue Reading