- 1948 North Market Street (N & G Ventures LLC, September 2005)
It can be too easy to dismiss an old building, when you're only looking at photographs.
All too often, there's details hidden from a distance, obscured by blurry photographs or small image size.
Such was the case with me and this long-shuttered little storefront building in St. Louis Place. Lost in the foliage around it, surrounded by vacant lots, its lovely details weren't readily apparent till I got up close on a recent visit. Not only does it have beautiful terra cotta trim and brick corbeling, it also still has its original cast iron storefront underneath all that plywood. What a spectacular renovation project it would make!
We can only dream that Paul McKee might make some effort to save it, rather than the demolition-by-neglect he's so widely encouraged.
August 2003 - photograph by Kevin Keiffer
- 1948 North Market at the city's Geo St Louis database
- Aerial view from Maps.Live.com
- More on Blairmont:
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