Continental Building, Revisited at Dusk

The Continental Building represents the end of the historic office buildings of St. Louis, in my opinion. After this, the Great Depression came, and after the war Modernism took over. Read about the Continental at Built St. Louis.

Grand Center, November 2012

It was a cold day, but Grand Center was devoid of human life except for the automobiles driving by on Grand Blvd. Update: The building below, the former Missouri Theater, was converted into the Angad Arts Hotel by the Lawrence Group in 2018. Word is the building below, which once held the Department of Health,…

Just Another Dead Block in Grand Center

A year or so after the demolition of the Central Apartments, Grand Center has done nothing to revitalize this sad block of Olive Street on the west side of Midtown. Above, the Continental Building shows how rehabbing apartments can be successful, while below, the empty lot shows the lack of vision in demolishing the perfectly…

Grand Center–of Nowhere

Update: The Sun Theater has been renovated as part of the Grand Center Arts Academy, while the Missouri Theater was renovated into the Angad Arts Hotel. I recently traveled down to the Grand Center area to see the street festival. I have rarely seen this many people in Grand Center. In fact, despite the recent…

Continental Building Acrobatics

Update: the Earthways House is no long in business. The movie is no longer linked to this post. I made it down to the festival in Grand Center on Saturday; it was exciting to see all of the people in what was once one of the most bustling areas of the city. I went back…