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: The mall was demolished in 2023-2024. 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).