The Holland Building, demolished in the early 1970s.
Previous Updates, 2001-2010
4/16/15: I've been digging deep into downtown St. Louis's lost skyscrapers:
9/16/14: A Mid-Century Modern update
I've been salivating over: the Main Shrine building at Our Lady of the
Snows National Shrine.
Also, on the other end of the Modernist
timescale - new & better photos of St. Mark's Episcopal.
6/18/14: Various smalll updates to
keep up with the (mostly bad) news of the past year, including the
demolition of the Castle
Ballroom and Bethlehem
Lutheran Church. Also added a page on the Missouri National Guard
Armory in Midtown.
3/24/13: A couple of new pages on the
Mid-Century Modern section - the Tums
Building and the Post-Dispatch
4/04/12: A sweeping update to the Mid-Century Modern section:
3/11/12: Several new buildings on the Mid-Century Modern tour:
And many more to come later this spring!
1/22/12: Fresh new scans of old photos - including many never seen on the site before - for a couple of St. Louis classics:
8/07/11: Two massive new tours, covering dozens of buildings and numerous National Register properties and districts:
A couple of other related updates: interior photographs of The Rock Church in Midtown, and a mini-tour of the city's surviving Art Deco Police Stations.
6/21/11: Midtown's classic MidCentury Del Taco building is in danger.
6/10/11: Updated pages for schools:
5/21/11: Updates and additions to the College Hill tour, including the lovely convent of the Pink Sisters and the battered W. Florissant Avenue commercial district.
5/09/11: New photos of the Union Electric power plant.
5/03/11: New photos from Baden, including a full tour of Our Lady of the Holy Cross.
4/23/11: Updates from Carondelet, including the South End Masonic Temple, soon to be demolished for a parking lot.
3/31/11: The scrapping of the Admiral has begun.
3/14/11: JeffVanderLou's Central High School has been seriously damaged in recent months. Completely updated page with a history of the building, rescanned old photos, and fresh new photos.
2/10/11: New north side tour: O'Fallon and Fairgrounds
1/31/11: a new south side neighborhood tour: Carondelet.
1/24/11: what was once a short rant about the downtown riverfront is now a complete tour of the Mississippi riverfront.
1/20/11: reformatted and updated the Midtown tour. Lots of new and bigger pics!
1/15/11: More Industrial City sites:
Plus a general reworking some existing material into a semi-new Eastern Edge tour of the northern riverfront.
1/04/11: The Industrial City revised, with updates to Armour Meat Packing (including interior photos), the newly-reopened McKinley Bridge, the Venice Power Plant, and some spiffy above-ground shots of Crunden-Martin.
1/02/11: A general facelift for much of the site, with a new navigation trail at the top of most pages.
Updated the Ittner/Milligan schools tour:
5/22/10: A new North Side map and a new neighborhood tour, through the Baden area.
5/05/10: A complete update of the Syndicate Trust pages, with photographs of the building before, during and after renovation.
2/25/10: A specialized north side tour: The Forgotten Houses of North Broadway.
- City Hospital
- The Arcade Building