Penrose and Fairgrounds, Tucked Up By the Interstate

Update: I revisited the area in the late summer of 2021 around North Newstead Avenue. Tucked up in the bend of I-70 that now leaves most of its streets truncated to the north, I found the most interesting, quiet part of the Northside. The area still has a fair amount of wood frame houses, indicating…

The Mysterious Industrial Zone

Update: I identified the following factory buildings below as the former Bridge, Beach & Co. Manufacturing, which I photographed in November of 2018 and June of 2022. Hudson Bridge, one of the founders, is buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Hard up along the county line, we discovered a whole neighborhood of early Twentieth Century industrial buildings,…

Old Army Munitions Plant

Not much has been happening to the old Army Munitions Plant since it was demolished several years ago. Apparently the site was polluted, but it sits amidst a large group of warehouses and other industrial use facilities. Other than illegal dumping, not much else is happening here.

Tandy Medical Arts Building

This small but interesting doctors’ office building sits just north of Natural Bridge on Kingshighway. Not only is it an interesting building, it has an interesting history. Read this entry from Discovering African American St. Louis. The details are what I enjoy about this building, from the brick-created symbol for medicine… …to the flower bed…

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…

Nonsense

How do you get from converting Advantix to digital? I accidentally clicked GoogleMaps instead of regular Google, and it spat out these absurd directions. Apparently this is how you get from “converting Advantix” to “digital.” Update: I have no idea what this post is about. Here’s a picture of an abandoned building.