Modernist Bank Re-Skin, Webster Groves

I strongly suspected that this building, a bank, received its arcaded front some time in the 1960’s. The brick wall just looked older, or not quite right. Ah ha, looking at the wall facing the alley, you can see a dentilated cornice, that reveals that this bank was once constructed in a different style.

Cool Apartment Building, Webster Groves

This post-modern looking apartment building is right on Lockwood, in the heart of Webster Groves, but I think it fits in well with the street wall, relatively. I was expecting a pool in the courtyard, but unfortunately there’s just a parking lot. I love the repeating concrete blocks.

Webster Groves Train Stations

Webster Groves was a city built by the access to railroads, and the two major stations that served the area still stand. The one in downtown Webster Groves is now a Montessori school, whilethe southern train station, serving the Frisco Line, sits empty, though well-preserved. Sitting right by the tracks, one must wonder what use…

Eden Seminary, Webster Groves

Update: See the original location of this seminary in Marthasville from the winter of 2016 and again from the spring of 2021. Eden Seminary, in Webster Groves features a beautiful, if standard English Gothic Revival main building, but I’m more intrigued by the library built in the lawn in front of the older academic hall….

Holy Redeemer Church, Webster Groves

I couldn’t get inside the church the day I was walking by, but I imagine that the interior is bathed in color from the stained glass windows. The front elevation is strikingly simple, and certainly a bold choice for the otherwise Victorian Era architecture of Webster Groves. The bell tower is a classic example of…

Webster Records

Update: I believe as of Winter 2013 this store is now closed.