Update: Every building in this post is now destroyed. The building above and below was destroyed by brick thieves and eventually demolished. The City of St. Louis cut ties with Paul McKee’s Northside in June of 2018.
The old funeral home on St. Louis Place is coming down fast, with little evidence that anyone can stop it.
Update: The houses below were in fact destroyed by fire in 2017 and demolished by 2020.
How long before these two beautiful walls are harvested for their brick?
Update: The house below was eventually destroyed by brick thieves.
Update: The Clemens Mansion was completely destroyed by suspected arson in the early morning hours of July 12, 2017. See photographs of the mansion in the 1960s here. The site is still a vacant lot.
Finally, brick theft has come to the Clemens Mansion, albeit only to the exterior wall of the compound at this point.