Update: The nearby St. Mary of the Angels Convent was demolished in 2019.
Having learned about the impending demolition of the historic Concordia Hall at Vanishing St. Louis, I rushed over on Friday to get some pictures. Demolition was well underway, and with an apparent gusto.
I like this building; it’s simple, but elegant, and even the damage caused already by wreckers can’t hide its simple, beautiful design.
The little coat of arms, made out of colored brick, is a nice touch. Sadly, it will be gone soon.
One thing that is surprising about the demolition is the distance the wrecking ball was being swung out over Clayton Road.