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
I wanted to check up on JeffVanderLou, an area that straddles Grand Boulevard, and that is heavily affected by disinvestment, abandonment and demolition. There are still so many wonderful buildings left, though, such as this Romanesque–Gothic Revival hybrid church above.… Continue Reading
Update: A portion of the roof over the side porch collapsed in the winter of 2019. This first photo shows the old Grace Lutheran Church in happier times, back in December of 2013. That was back before kids starting breaking… Continue Reading
Update: The minivan was replaced by an abandoned trailer filled with old tires in November of 2018. A year ago, these houses on Laflin Avenue in JeffVanderLou were in acceptable shape, even though they had been abandoned for a long… Continue Reading
Update: I went back in November of 2018 to see how things were doing; I also revisited the area in late summer of 2019. Eleven years now I’ve been photographing JeffVanderLou, particularly east of Grand Boulevard, and perhaps what is… Continue Reading
Paul McKee’s crimes are hidden during the summer more, when the giant volunteer trees and underbrush grow lush and green, concealing houses that have collapsed years ago. You see, up this way, nothing ever gets cleaned up. Here is the… Continue Reading
This is a former Christian Scientist Church, one of many once built in the city. This one dates to 1923, and was designed by the firm of Wedemeyer and Nelson. The founder sought to differentiate her churches away from traditional… Continue Reading
Glasgow Avenue has beautiful buildings left on it, but they are now all abandoned. I imagine that the chemical company to the east will buy these properties up and demolition them in the future.
Kirkwood Cleaners is possibly no longer in business, but I cannot tell. It is on the northwest corner of St. Louis Avenue and Vandeventer.