The House on Enright Avenue

I was impressed by this house on Enright Avenue in the greater Lewis Place neighborhood, with its strong Romanesque Revival influence but also it shows how St. Louis architects were moving beyond those tendencies in the late Nineteenth Century. The front entrance alcove with its cut stone Roman arch alcove has now been enclosed, and…

Vulcan Street, May 2022

I went back down to Vulcan Street in an isolated corner of Carondelet east of Broadway to see how things were doing. Needless to say, I saw little that was doing better. It does look like someone is keeping the bushed and undergrowth trimmed back, as it should have been much greener by now, particularly…

Charles Gordon Knox House

Why does the loss of the Culver House matter so much? Because I hope I’ve conveyed over the years just how rare examples of the residential fabric of Grand Center are, preserving the historical record of the neighborhood that grew up in the years after the Civil War. The Charles Gordon Knox House is just…

Assorted Barns, Tazewell and Woodford Counties

I see countless barns scattered throughout the countryside. Many people see these abandoned and deteriorating structures as symptoms of some sort of decline, but in reality, it is more the changing of American agriculture. Fewer farmers are using more computerized machinery, and likewise, farms are becoming larger and larger. There is less need for small…