Demolitions and Ruins

Update: The site is now a vacant lot. The three houses in Old North (last photo) just north of Crown Candy are now gone, but I’m noticing something new; they’re removing the basements now and not just simply pushing the dirt into the hole. Below, a four family I photographed on Hebert Street back in…

Coming Soon: Nothing! Corner of Jefferson and Hebert Edition

Update: As of late January, demolition is complete and the bricks stacked (third photo). I made a startling discovery at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Hebert Street in mid December of 2019, where I have been coming and documenting for over a decade. As part of the City’s effort to demolish vacant buildings, this…

Ten Year Anniversary of St. Louis Patina

I hope my readers, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of this website, will allow me to talk about something other than St. Louis architecture. As I’ve said before, over the last decade St. Louis Patina has become something much more than a just a place for pictures of beautiful or abandoned buildings (though…

Hebert and Jefferson, in the Snow

Update: The buildings were demolished around the beginning of 2020. I return to this intersection often because it affords good views of St. Augustine a block away, but I still find the condition and life of the residential buildings on the other corners interesting to watch over the years. Just a couple of weeks ago,…

Streetside Memorial

Update: The buildings were demolished around thebeginning of 2020. Jefferson Avenue is a long thoroughfare; at one point, it passes by multi-million dollar mansions. On other sections, it passes by a much different world.

Hebert Street

Update: The buildings above and below were demolished around the beginning of 2020. Hebert Street can change from utter devastation and abandonment in the northeastern corner of JeffVanderLou… …to new signs of life in the Old North St. Louis neighborhood. Update: I went back to this block in July of 2014 and the winter of…