St. John the Baptist, Bevo

Update: I went back and revisited the church in June of 2021. Opened in 1914, St. John the Baptist was the bulwark of the southwest side of the city. I believe the school associated with it closed several years ago. The church, just like its contemporary, Epiphany in Lindenwood Park and St. Ambrose on the…

Delor Street, Bevo

Update: I went back and revisited the area around Delor Street in June of 2021. Moving away from “downtown” Bevo, the quiet side streets revitalized by Bosnian immigrants continue to show their charm.  Bevo was never a wealthy neighborhood, and its housing stock is much more humble than other parts of the South Side. And…

Gravois at Morganford, Bevo

Update: I went back and photographed the Stork Inn in 2014. You can see the Feasting Fox, originally known as the Gretchen Inn, in this post here, also from 2014. I realized recently that I had never taken a single picture of Bevo Mill, the iconic former Anheuser-Busch corporate restaurant at Gravois and Morganford.? Legend…

Sole Survivor, Kingshighway at Chippewa

Update: The Applebee’s has closed. This wonderful building on the northwest corner of Kingshighway and Chippewa is the remaining reminder that four buildings once graced this important intersection in South City. Instead, the other corners have become a wasteland of parking that detracts and diminishes the intersection. Perhaps in its next incarnation we can hope…