Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis

The Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul was the only cathedral I was not able to enter due to Monday being the Labor Day holiday, but I was still able to view the exterior, which dominates Meridian Avenue north of downtown Indianapolis. The front façade is placed close to the street, so it sticks out…

Former Harris Teachers College

Normal schools, where teachers were trained to teach in primary school education, were located throughout the State of Missouri. My own alma mater, Truman State, was long a teachers college. Harris Teachers College, built according to plans by William B. Ittner in 1905, was the location of the white teachers’ college in St. Louis. The…

Sts. Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church

St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church dates back to the population explosion and development of the Yeatman estate after the Civil War in 1866. The present church dates from 1900, and as usual, defies the normal classification of architectural styles. The church, particularly the façade, reminds me of the Roman Baroque, but there are…

Former St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church

Founded in 1891 and closed in 1993, the church of St. Agnes sits on a quiet stretch of Sidney Street at the intersection of Salena. It is currently vacant and has been for a number of years. It was designed by James McNamara, and if one looks closely, we can tell that this church was…

School Sisters of Notre Dame, Revisited

I realized recently that my pictures of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Lemay were not very good, so I went back and captured their motherhouse on a bright, sunny fall morning recently.         

Former Kennard Elementary School

Samuel M. Kennard Elementary School has been in the news recently, so I thought I would check it out, considering that it was designed by the firm of Ittner/Milligen. I realized that this must have been the school the woman we met in Walnut Park had mentioned being similar in style to Walbridge Elementary School…

Tennessee Avenue Between Magnolia and Shenandoah Avenues, East Side

Heading north up Tennessee Avenue, there are more houses that come in pairs or in triplets. And again, most are actually two-families disguised to look like single-family houses. The architecture reflects the more linear and stern forms of early Twentieth Century building trends in the areas around Tower Grove Park. But there are also houses,…

Walbridge Elementary School

Walbridge Elementary, in Walnut Park, has some pesky trees in the way that make taking clear shots of its entire front facade difficult. Luckily a photograph from the 1950s shows just what a beautiful composition the school is. It was designed by Rockwell Milligan and opened in 1922. It continues the Ittner/Milligan firm’s tradition of…

Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota, Revisited

Starting today, I’m going to be going back to the vaults and publishing pictures from some of my travels in the Upper Midwest in 2018. I visited the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for a friend’s wedding, and contributor Jeff Phillips and I visited the Co-Cathedral of St. Paul while we had some time off before the…

Missouri Avenue, Lafayette Square

I realized I had never photographed the western side of Lafayette Square, where there is a plethora of beautiful houses, such as what was the McLaughlin Funeral Home. Its third floor once had a Mansard roof, as was typical of the Second Empire style, but it was destroyed by the Great Cyclone of 1896, and…