Category Archives: Icons

American City: St. Louis Architecture!

Although American City St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Classic Design was published in 2010 I haven’t had a copy of my own to peruse at my leisure until last week when my husband gave it to me for my … Continue reading

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Calvary Cemetery – Treasure Trove of The Lou’s History

With the exception of Thomas Danisi’s home on Mackay Place and a portion of Manuel Lisa’s fur warehouse in the Old Courthouse downtown, almost the last vestiges of Colonial St. Louis are to be found in a Catholic cemetery, the … Continue reading

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Another Red October in The Lou

In October, when the fountain flows red in Kiener Plaza it means one thing – the Cardinals have made it into the play-offs. And as baseball’s post-season arrives in The Lou anticipation swells for a pennant race. Formed in 1882 … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ at Drewes’ in The Lou

This past week-end the wheel of the year turned in St. Louis, edging a little closer to the autumnal equinox and ushering in the most perfect week of summer thus far – with warm, breezy afternoons and deliciously cool evenings. … Continue reading

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My Blog’s Header Photo*

We view the present through the past. Whether or not we are conscious of it. And so we see Eero Saarinen’s gleaming, 20th century steel arch through an arched opening in James Eads’ lyrical 19th century span of stone and … Continue reading

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