St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, Illinois

Update: It should be noted this is the only shopping mall I’ve photographed in the region that is not a dead mall, thus there is no tag to describe such a phenomenon. I’ve never photographed South County Mall, Mid Rivers Mall or West County Center. I’d never been over to St. Clair Square Mall, and…

Dillard’s, Jamestown Mall

Update:Jamestown Mall is closed and abandoned. See Dillard’s in April of 2019. The massive Dillard’s building is not without its charms. The reflective glass has begun to fade on the front entrance. I like the details of the restaurant’s windows, which puncture the side of the white brick facade. Update: April 2019, an additional photograph…

Waterfront Mall, Southwest, Washington, DC

This failed mall on the riverfront in Southwest appears to have been largely demolished for redevelopment. It was a total failure, but what was cool is that it was suspended in the 1960’s, complete with its sole remaining tenant, a cheap restaurant with harvest orange dining benches. The Brutalist apartment blocks lining the area still…

Modernist Church Threatened in Washington, DC

Update: The church was granted landmark statusbut was stilldemolished in 2014. Having lived in DC for six years, I distinctly remember this Brutalist church at the corner of I and 16th Sts NW. Apparently they want to tear it down because they think it is ugly (and were successful).