Update: I revisited Laclede’s Landing in extensus in November of 2022, starting with this introductory post. Hit the next post button to see the rest of the posts after jumping to the new post.
Laclede’s Landing gets ridiculed so much because of its failed attempts at revitalization back in the 1980’s, that we forget that what still stands is really incredible.
Ignore the tourists, and get down there and remind yourself that there used to be literally a thousand more blocks in St. Louis that once looked like this, and are gone forever.
Update: See extensive coverage of the buildings above and below in this post from November of 2022.
Perhaps Laclede’s Landing is at a cusp of losing its old image as a crumby, depressing bar district and instead is about to come a real neighborhood with real residents.
We can only dream, can’t we?