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Arsenal and Gravois: Seeking Out Tower Grove East's Oldest Buildings

Tucked away along narrow alleys and forgotten cobblestone streets, the oldest housing stock in Tower Grove East is hidden away by newer buildings and thick underbrush; much of it is also abandoned and endangered. more »

Dec 17, 2014 9:30 AM History 2 Comments

Bringing the Arcade Building Back to Life

Architecture critic Chris Naffziger tours the interior-in-progress at the Arcade Building downtown. When it's finished in 2015, it'll feature apartments, retail, and even classrooms for Webster University. more »

Dec 10, 2014 8:51 AM History

The Vanishing Stone Houses of Carondelet

Carondelet's rough but beautiful stone houses are some of the city's earliest dwellings; while some are being rehabbed, many others are crumbling as we speak. more »

Dec 3, 2014 9:49 AM History

A Tour of the Old St. Louis Metropolitan Police Headquarters

As the SLPD finalizes its move into its new home on Olive, architecture critic Chris Naffziger tours its old building on Clark, exploring some areas rarely seen by the public. more »

Nov 26, 2014 1:38 PM History

Pilgrim's Progress: A Look at Two Remarkable St. Louis Shrines

Long a center of the Roman Catholic Church in America, the city possesses numerous pilgrimage destinations located within a short drive of the city. Here are two of the more interesting, both in terms of architecture and notoriety. more »

Nov 19, 2014 11:29 AM History


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