4,000th Post

3,999 posts ago, I started this website, back in May of 2007 (the twelfth anniversary is coming up in a couple of months), and while technically a few posts have been deleted for various reasons due to redundancy, or whatnot, I thought it might be interesting to check in on what has happened to the…

Last Remaining Gasometer

Update: This last gasometer in the St. Louis region was torn down shortly after this photograph was taken in the winter of 2013. Once one of four gasometers built in the St. Louis area, it is now the last one, clinging to life in splendid isolation on Natural Bridge Avenue.

Shrewsbury Gasometers Consigned to History

Driving down I-44 a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that demolition of the Shrewsbury Gasometers had begun. Much to my horror when I went to photograph them on New Year’s Day, they had already been largely demolished. Twisted metal, viewable from the interstate, scatters the site. Read about the demise of the Gasometer near…

Natural Bridge Avenue

Update: Revised October 2018 with revised photographs, texts and links to relevant posts. On the heels of my pleasant trip down Page Blvd last weekend, I decided to check out Natural Bridge Ave, a possible route for the northern extension of Metrolink. Sadly, while there was more life along Natural Bridge, much of the historic…

Forest Park Gasometer

It occurred to me on the way westbound on Highway 40 on Sunday that the Forest Park Gasometer had very little time left, as can be seen in this photo above. I returned on Tuesday to get a few more pictures, only to realize that the remaining steel superstructure was gone, leaving only the base. It’s…