Inspired by a World Wide Magazine visit to the intersection of Grand and Gravois, I photographed the old South Side National Bank. It’s been turned into condos or apartments. It was going to be demolished for a Walgreen’s but cooler heads prevailed.
It’s sort of St. Louis’s own shorter version of the Empire State Building.
The whole intersection used to be much more urban, but the two northern corners have been demolished; on the northeast is a gas station and on the northwest is a White Castle.
Further south down Grand, there are more suburban style storefronts that have various tenants, such as this one below which moved into the old Aldi’s that took over the Shop N’ Save in Gravois Plaza when the latter was bought out by Schnuck’s.
Update: As a reader stated in the comments below, the building below did in fact open as one of a chain of Route 66 medical marijuana dispensaries in March of 2021.
I have no idea what is going on below with this former fast food restaurant.