STLExplorer . . . Correct, of course. St. Bets, Mother of Dunkin Jack. Not quite as famous as the Franks, but a lovely little church, nevertheless. And yes, we have more than our fair share of similar ones. And well done Shad. I was still searching through my list of parks with ponds. Scouring aroun...
The chameleon lounge looks fun and the playroom intrigues me. Play your favorite board game or instrument? I'm all over it and I think I know who else to call.
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That's . . . uh . . . much bigger than strictly necessary. But it does give you a nice detail or two that might help. Since it's one more revival church in a city with dozens, or maybe hundreds of them.
^I don't care for the parsonage demo. Curious why they even want to. Maintenance costs? Looks like it needs some TLC on g-maps, but it's a lovely little building and it gives the front of the church some real interest. Also . . . do they mean replacing the lawn with turf on Ann Ave? The facade looks...
I'm a little surprised they're taking the store in Shrewsbury but not the one on Kingshighway. Here's to hoping this doesn't lead to the kind of long term vacancies a few of the National purchases caused. (Can't imagine it will. Looks like they're being more selective about what they buy this time.)
It's absolutely possible to power busses of catenary or batteries or both. You can add dedicated lanes blocked off by kerbs, islands, railings . . . The less it looks like an ordinary bus service expansion and the more it looks like light rail the more it will cost and the slower it will be to build...
Sense of permanence...? Really an entirely dedicated lane of traffic doesnt scream permanence to you...? Tell me how you feel the next ti e a car breaks down across the tracks... Is there any other inherent quality of LRT that makes it superior to BRT? No, a dedicated lane of traffic doesn't scream...
Those actually don't sound too bad. Good first step, in any case.
^I almost hate to reopen this subject. It might be one of those things that's better off dead. But I am nothing if not a damn fool who can't keep his yap shut. And neighborhood naming gets me going. A few months back I was having a conversation with my grandmother, who grew up in St. Louis during th...
Personally, I wonder if this is what he'd had in mind for Grant's Farm. Feels more like that to me, what with the barn and the petting zoo. Will be interesting to see, in any case.
The style is not wrong, but I don't think there's anything on Concordia's campus that's simultansouely so bricky and gothic revival with that modern twist. Either it's brick and straight up contemporary or it's revivalesque in stone. Been a while, I grant, but this is elsewhere in any case. A differ...
^There's quite a lot of decent to good cameras out there from Sony, Canon, Nikon, and many many others. I have a Sony A-100. I'm an old Minolta guy, so I kind of lean in the Sony Alpha direction. And A-100s are old enough and cheap enough to fit my budget. The important thing is probably just having...
^There's materials sitting on it at the top of the frame. The concrete is new, but dry. I think he just walked through a rain puddle. You can see water on the slab next to that, to the left of the shaft at the bottom of the frame. Just a damp day. But anyway, yeah, it's a nice picture.
So, I'm apparently a little sun-addled. I went out to the airport and I took a bit over three hundred pictures Sunday. Don't worry. I won't post them all. Or even ten percent. But first, I was also out there on the fifth sitting and waiting for friends from San Diego: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/...
meh the voter wants a N-S line but the idea that that means steel rails embedded in the street is kind of narrow minded. BRT does most of what light rail does as long as it runs in dedicated ROW. And the cost savings is significant. Took AmTrak to Chicago recently and on the way back ~40 minutes ou...
Stltoday - McClellan: Is an expensive new light-rail line the best option? Let the millennials decide https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/bill-mcclellan/mcclellan-is-an-expensive-new-light-rail-line-the-best/article_1a2fbde5-a4ef-5689-802c-eed9682aa44a.html I always did like McClellan. And ...
^Nice catch there MRNHS! And while it's an article on taxes, hardly the subject of page turners, it's an easy read and it's nice to see us discussed in what is in many ways a fairly complimentary light. (And it's a discussion worth having and the Times hits the right note, I think.)
Urban Dilettante for the win! There are some hospital chapels on my list, actually. Just . . . haven't gotten them yet. Was worried I was going to have to post a clue but man, would it be a trick to find one that wasn't too obvious. Thank you for solving the problem for me UD. All right, one at a ti...
I was trying to decide between churches and mid-century modernism myself, so . . . I'll follow your lead and do both:

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It may be that "in a while" mislead me. That looks better than Steelcote's looked in twenty years or more. I took a good look at it as I was driving past this afternoon. Didn't really think that was right, but somehow I missed the other, even though I've driven down both Olive and Locust past it qui...
It might even have something to do with zoning laws. Soulard is the rare surviving neighborhood that predates zoning laws.
That really looks a lot like the Steelcote building. There's a few details that make me think it's off, but there's been so very much demo around there . . .

Steelcote from, oh, aproximately Edwin and Chouteau?
^Again, nice catch, STLexplorer. I was going through closed Itner looking to see if it was a school before I saw that there was more of the thread. I think you have a winner there.
^All right. Now we're getting serious. Love it. Don't know it, but I love it.
The big Mexican grocery immediately west of the Cinderella has new mens clothes and shoes. Hardware is not an everyday need, and thus not the sort of thing that I would necessarily expect within easy walking distance. Not everything will always be available without a trip. That's an unreasonable exp...