Update: All of the buildings owned by Paul McKee below have now been demolished. The City of St. Louis cut ties with McKee’s Northside in June of 2018. St. Augustine was purchased and is now under renovation.
I decided to check out the blocks around St. Augustine this weekend, as the weather was clear and the sky was a rich blue color. Below, this really wonderful turreted store building is further deteriorating, and almost certain to fall apart due to either natural or man-made causes.
The forlorn block of Hebert is almost completely gone; other than the interior walls, there is next to nothing left of these once beautiful houses.