Tag Archives: James Eads

Navigating St. Louis

I was born a walker. For me the most sensuous way to experience a place – whether it be Dublin or Paris or St. Louis – is to walk it; following scents, letting the colors of a place seep into … Continue reading

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St. Lou’s Buried Treasures

Unlike the Gateway Arch, Union Station, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and the Chatillon-Demenil Mansion, some of the city’s greatest treasures lie underground. Chief among these from a public perspective¬†are the limestone caves over which St. Louis evolved from … Continue reading

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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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Visions of The Lou’s Washington Avenue

Nothing remains of Colonial St. Louis on Washington Avenue except a high limestone bluff with an opening to a natural cave that’s been there from time immemorial. I haven’t found any references to its usage in Colonial times but one … 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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