St. Patrick’s School, East St. Louis

Lyon School and North St. Louis 015

Alerted by Darren Snow, I went and visited this beautiful old Catholic school building in the eastern reaches of East St. Louis, near Washington Park. This part of the city is in much better condition than much of the areas closer in, but the abandonment and desolation is spreading. It’s a strange mix of Moorish and Spanish elements, with interesting peach and caramel terracotta trim and decorative elements.

Lyon School and North St. Louis 016

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Jazzmine Montgomery says:

    Are these buildings for sale? Or is it at all possible to get a donation of one. I am very interested in starting up a shelter for St. Louis.

    Jazzmine Montgomery

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      I believe it is still owned and occupied by a church, not sure though. Sorry, I don’t know much about that corner of East St. Louis.

  2. Sharon hirsch says:

    Would like to see more pictures of East St Louis
    My mother grew up there …..
    She went to St .Tereasas Academy

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Sharon, which streets would you like to see in particular?

  3. Kathryn says:

    I went to school there 1st thru 4th grades. I live in ME. Would love more photos, inside n out n playground.

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