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Message 264 Date received: 2/12/2006 Time: 3:34 am

Email ae_austin@msn.com
Name Angie Austin
City Aurora, Colorado


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I was googling for East St. Louis information when I came accross your site. The pictures are intriguing! Do you know where I can find a picture of Lafayette elementary school in Alorton Illinois? It was demolished due to asbestos. Thanks in advance for your help.

Message 263 Date received: 2/3/2006 Time: 8:18 pm

Email jvlesinski@hotmail.com
Name Joe Lesinski
City Saint Louis


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Rob, you have succeeded in compiling a tremendous wealth of information regarding the architectural history of our great city. Thank you for the considerable amount of time, effort and monetary commitment required to create such a website. It is truly magnificent.

Message 262 Date received: 2/3/2006 Time: 1:54 pm

Email jbetz78@gmail.com
Name Jon Betz
City Arnold Missouri


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Thanks for photographing Gaslight Square and sharing with me. I look forward in seeing progress in the project. Thanks

Message 261 Date received: 1/31/2006 Time: 12:19 am

Name Carol
City MO


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I am so impressed that you continue to maintain and upgrade this wonderful site. For me, born in St. Louis and raise nearby, it evokes memories, sadness at the decay, yet hope when I see areas being renovated. Thank you for this tribute to St. Louis

Message 260 Date received: 1/29/2006 Time: 11:10 pm

Name Rob
City STL


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Thanks so much for the updates!! We all appreciate the hard work that you put into this site.

Message 259 Date received: 1/29/2006 Time: 3:21 pm

Email checkered_demon@comcast.net
Name checkered demon
City The Left Coast


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I just finished your improved tour of downtown. Great job,which I am sure took a lot of time & effort. The pictures of downtown brought back a lot of memories of my childhood.Growing up in St Louis area in the 50's was a great experience which I will always remember. Checking out the Famous Barr window displays at Christmas time was a cold but wonderful time. Keep up the great work. I'll be back.

Message 258 Date received: 1/28/2006 Time: 2:04 am

Email trumbojr@aol.com
Name john trumbo
City boise idaho


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love your site...lived in the city during the 70's...didn't think it could crumble any more...guess I was wrong...keep up the good work

Message 257 Date received: 1/17/2006 Time: 11:05 pm

Email agiuli@yahoo.com
Name AG
City Raleigh, NC


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Thank you so much for all the hard work and time maintaining the site. I am researching my family from St. Louis and find it all very interesting.

Message 256 Date received: 1/15/2006 Time: 11:54 pm

Email tpearney@mizzou.edu
Name Patrick Earney
City Columbia, Missouri


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I love the site! I check often for new updates. An amazing effort for someone who doesn't even live here!

Message 255 Date received: 1/13/2006 Time: 4:07 pm

Email ddeschen@artsci.wustl.edu
Name Dennis Des Chene
City Saint Louis


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Beautiful site. Very informative for a newcomer.

Message 254 Date received: 1/9/2006 Time: 10:55 pm

Name The Wise Urban Planner
City St. Louis, baby


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It's all about location, baby. Syndicate Trust? Now that's what I call REAL E-S-T-A-T-E.
Oh, hush. Italian marble vs. terra-cotta? Ha. Not like it's the difference between a Ferrari and a Chrysler or anything. My new plan calls for this: split-level ranch housing, some pretty little fountains and parking.
LOTS of parking. You know that saying... "if you build it, they will come"??
Your trustworthy St. Louis politicians are banking on it.
Just watch.

Message 253 Date received: 1/9/2006 Time: 4:08 pm

Email mikka@sammaagu.net
Name Mikka


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Thanks for your website.

Message 252 Date received: 1/9/2006 Time: 6:24 am

Email mikka@sammaagu.net
Name Mikka


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Thanks for your website.

Message 251 Date received: 1/9/2006 Time: 1:30 am

Name The Wise Urban Planner
City St. Louis, baby


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Oh I know! Let's tear down City Hall and replace it with a parking garage. How perfect. Next, we can demolish the Civil Courts AND the Thomas Eagleton. Sound nice? I knew you'd agree. Tax payer dollars? Heh. What's a measly 20 mill when it's backed by TIF anyways? Hahahahah. Oh, dear.

Message 250 Date received: 1/8/2006 Time: 7:42 pm

Email mikka@sammaagu.net
Name Mikka


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Thanks for your website.

Message 249 Date received: 1/7/2006 Time: 4:07 pm

Name couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the directions were printed on the heel


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Memories do a lot in terms of preservation. Try getting your hands dirty (like the author of this website) if you want to preserve some memory for your grandkids. Kudos to Mr. Powers for getting the word out. Shame to the denziens who are content to stand on the sidelines appreciating something as pitiful as a "memory".

Message 248 Date received: 1/7/2006 Time: 4:01 pm

Name gleeful, at best


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Just a note of thanks to everyone in Saint Louis for destroying our heritage. A city making a comeback? Who are you kiddin'?

Message 247 Date received: 1/6/2006 Time: 7:03 pm

Email you know it
Name painglass
City Milwaukee, WI


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Your site continues to improve day by day, I swear! Your beautiful pictures bring the city to life and make me long to visit. Awesome website my friend! :)

Message 246 Date received: 1/6/2006 Time: 6:48 pm

Name Old Midtowners
City San Francisco, CA


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Having visited St. Louis last summer and seeing the destruction there's really little for myself and my family but to throw our hands in the air and ask, "What's wrong with you people???" Destroying fabric like St. Aloysius' Church will be a stain on the hands of that City for generations to follow. When will STL ever, ever learn????????????

Message 245 Date received: 1/2/2006 Time: 8:22 am

Email dice37@msn.com
Name Kenneth Elliott
City Saint Louis


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This site is awesome and full of knowledge I wanted to know about my hometown. From the City Hospital, where I was born, to Arcade building. I just wanted to say thank you for keeping the great history of the great city alive. This is truly a wonderful site, thats full of wonderful memories. Thank you, Ken Elliott

Message 244 Date received: 12/28/2005 Time: 6:23 am

Email aestiva@gmail.com
Name Chris Kuennen
City SanAntonio


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I was born in Ferguson/Florisant in 1970. My whole family is from St. Louis. I love your website! My grand father who is nearly 90, takes me on tours of all the old downtown areas where he grew up, so I have seen many of the places you discuss. God Bless St. Louis, it is one of America's forgotten gems.

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Message 241 Date received: 12/16/2005 Time: 5:27 pm

Email alanputz@hotmail.com
Name Alan Putz
City Wilton Manors, Florida


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My Dad was born in St. Louis and I grew up in Chicago. I have been looking to move back to the midwest and St. Louis is on my short list. The tour of the north side is truly breathtaking. Even in parts of Europe that have been through two wars have been preserved better than this major American city.

Message 240 Date received: 12/11/2005 Time: 0:36 am

Email purris@hotmail.com
Name Purris Williams
City Boston


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Growing up in Missouri in the 70's, I could not understand why so many great old buildings were abandoned and left to rot. I guess that hasn't changed. I'm still fascinated by old cities and thoroughly enjoyed this site. Here is an East Coast link that you may want to add. artinruins.com

Message 239 Date received: 12/10/2005 Time: 0:32 am

Name old Midtowners
City San Francisco, CA


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The developers trite attitude is enough to make people vomit.

Message 238 Date received: 12/7/2005 Time: 5:36 pm

Email cindari@sbcglobal.net
Name Melissa
City St. Louis (Florissant)


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As a person born and raised in St. Louis, you have really given me a new found respect for the buildings I have always admired when visiting downtown and pass by while travelling the highway. Thanks for rekindling my interest in my wonderful City!!

Message 237 Date received: 12/1/2005 Time: 10:33 am

Email brownlj03@yahoo.com
Name Laura Brown
City St. Louis


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Great site! As a native St. Louisan, it breaks my heart every time an old building is torn down (especially the churches).

Message 236 Date received: 11/30/2005 Time: 3:31 pm

Name H. Jürgenliemk
City Germany


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People of my greater family lived in Saint Louis since the sixties of the eighteen century. It is very sad to see, that the old houses must gone. Why? Modern architects are not the best in the history of the USA! Money and make money is not all in the world. We ned more romantic, creativity and human nature, when we build modern houses in old cities. Or - we restore and reconstruct (like in Germany since the WW II) the beautiful historic buildings.

Message 235 Date received: 11/19/2005 Time: 11:41 am

Email kamelion2000@yahoo.com
Name Norah
City currently Rolla, formerly O'Fallon


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I am a huge fan of architecture, for me, the older the better. This is the first time I have stumbled upon your website, and will mark it as a "favorites" immediately. It breaks my heart to see wonderful old masterpieces destroyed to make way for "progress". I'm sure the art world would not set to blaze a beautiful Flemish tapestry from the 14th century just because it had some moth holes and burn marks. So why do people think it is ok to destroy a building that has workmanship in it that cannot be duplicated in the old way? I will never understand. Anyway, your site is wonderful. I do, however, have a question: I am trying to locate an online group of people such as myself who love old architecture and can't see it, touch it, or talk about it enough. Would you know of one I should check out? Please respond to my e-mail address. Thanks again!

Message 234 Date received: 11/13/2005 Time: 10:35 pm

Email hwb1516b@swbell.net
Name howard burkemper
City st. charles, mo


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every time i visit i am impressed by the obvious love of st. louis that your work shows. i appreciate the updates. if i can suggest a few topics for study: the cemeteries, especially bellefontaine and calvary; the velodrome on north kingshighway; the libraries. thanks for all you do to present the grandeur of my hometown to web surfers everywhere.

Message 233 Date received: 11/13/2005 Time: 12:33 am

Email dayoung007@hotmail.com
Name D. A. Young
City Creve Coeur


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When the trolleys still ran in St. Louis, and they stopped in 1966, there were still an incredible amount of old buildings around. There's a couple of books about the St. Louis trolleys at several of the bookstores around town-Streets and Streetcars of St. Louis is one and it shows hundreds of buildings in the streets the trolleys are going through. d. young

Message 232 Date received: 11/12/2005 Time: 5:12 am

Name old Midtown-ers
City San Francisco, CA


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So sad to see Busch go. Rightly said... you just can't find the words. Moronic travesty. Best playing field and good architecture. What more can you ask?

Message 231 Date received: 11/11/2005 Time: 9:49 pm

Email nash@realtor.com
Name Keith Nash, REALTOR(R)
City St Charles / Ofallon / St Peters, MO


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Love the web site. Keep up the research. Let's make STL the best it can be. KeithNash.com

Message 230 Date received: 11/7/2005 Time: 3:39 pm

Email Dustin.L.Brown@umsl.edu
Name Dustin Brown
City St Louis, Mo


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I am a very frequent visitor to your site who has researched a great history over the neighborhood of Carondelet. I was thinking about the demoltion of Busch Stadium. I often imagine thinking about the first time in the new Busch stadium. I imagine that the same typical thoughts will come to mind. "This is nice, but it has no presence" The same things come to mind when I visit a new suburban type house. They are always very nice and clean, but they don't have any history to them, no tradition, no stories within their walls. I guess what I am saying is that, history lives within our old buildings. It is a shame to see it all in a pile of rubble. Keep up the good work!

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Message 228 Date received: 10/27/2005 Time: 8:36 pm

Email sandyj@charter.net
Name Sandy Jacobs
City Glen Carbon, Il 62034


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Really ejoyed visiting your site. Lived at North 16th Street-moved to Illinois following father's work. I was in third grade, I'm now 53 years old. We attended church at St. Liborius. It's been nice looking at the pictures I've forgotten about which come to life, and also so sad to see the deterioration of vibrant communities and industries. Thank you for your efforts in this work.

Message 227 Date received: 10/27/2005 Time: 8:31 pm

Email sandyj@charter.net
Name Sandy Jacobs
City Glen Carbon, Il 62034


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Really ejoyed visiting your site. Grew up on North 16th Street-moved to Illinois following father's work to A.O. Smith in Granite City. I was in third grade, I'm not 53 years old. We attended church at St. Liborius. It's been nice looking at the pictures I've forgotten about which come to life, and also so sad to see the deterioration of vibrant communities and industries. Thank you for your efforts in this work.

Message 226 Date received: 10/21/2005 Time: 10:38 am

Name Allan
City Chicago, IL


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weird my message didn't get through the other day, but great site you have! i never thought St. Louis had so many hidden architectual gems that were built, till now(and think its equal to Chicago + Detroit in terms of quality). keep up the hard work with your site!

Message 225 Date received: 1// Time: :0 am

Email sbeck3988@yahoo.com
Name steve beckett
City Kansas City


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A GREAT SITE! I grew up at 25th and Dodier. in the St. Louis Park area. I went to Irving Elementary and graduated from Central High in 1979. Looking at the pictures in the St. Louis Park and Hyde Park area really brought back memories. Most of them fond. I was using Google Earth and found the link to this site t

Message 224 Date received: 10/13/2005 Time: 8:27 pm

Email commisionerbob@yahoo.com
Name Markus
City St. Louis


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Cool. Very imformative, and very helpful. You need to stop by again soon, get some pictures of the current Busch Stadium, if not I'll be glad to send some. As you might know already we're getting a new ballpark, a sham "retro" park that looks like every other new park that's been built in the last 6 years. Busch Stadium is unique, it was the first Bottle Cap design and the longest lasting stadium of its kind. It needs to be enshrined at this site. Also, you are soo right about our riverfront. If you've seen it recently we only have one exercsion boat now. I remember when we used to have a Minesweeper downtown, the uhh...USS Inaugeral, that was nice until it was knocked off its moorings during the great flood 12 years ago. Now its sunk and floating half above the water level in a pile of junk down river. GREAT SITE!

Message 223 Date received: 9/28/2005 Time: 1:22 am

Name Christopher P
City Saint Louis


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The following tells the story pretty much in its entirety as to why McRee Town had to go (in the photographers own words no less). And they weren't mouthing off in response to what was happening to their neighborhood. It's the inherent nature of their mouthing off that lead to McRee Town's demise. We don't need this type of garbage(behavior) in our city and we certainly didn't need a convenient drug stop and go. Sometimes starting over is all you can do... "At the same time, two other guys who had noticed me earlier appeared around this corner. Apartment Boy exhorted them to "Get 'im!" in relation to me. They threw a few rocks in my direction as their buddy egged them on; fortunately I was far enough away that the projectiles were landing before they got to me. I calmly but quickly retreated to the car."

Message 222 Date received: 9/21/2005 Time: 12:12 am

Email wallstreetbettencourt@yahoo.com
Name Jim
City worldwide


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Having been around the block a few times I can tell you that St. Louis is not unique. This is happening all over the US and in the UK. While it is very sad to see these once grand buildings being lost forever only to be replaced (if at all) by nondescript substandard poorly designed development with a 27.5 year life span, we have only ourselves to blame. We are the one's who left the inner city to migrate to the culturely bankrupt suburban housing developments. Who stayed behind?, the poor, the elderly, and criminal element. Not much of a tax base is it? So old neighborhoods die, buildings decay, churches close, and all get razed. The only way this is goning to stop is to get the middle class back into the city. And the only way that will happen is if government does a 180 degree turn in fiscal policy by creating tax incentives for business and homestead tax programs for people to repopulate these historic areas and hence save our heritage.

Message 221 Date received: 9/18/2005 Time: 8:31 pm

Email crakaazz@yahoo.com
Name c b
City st. louis


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man those are some real pictures of st louis ,thats pretty sad. when i was young i thought st louis was the entire world . i live in norflk now a smaller area and yeh probibly with more new industry but there doing alot of cleaning up here . to bad st louis cant do the same. here in norfolk people are moving back into the city , alot of new construction and renovations . but every time i go back home i seams like everyone is still moving out. whith the exception of some lofts in the down town area and some renovations on the south side. i take alot of pride in the cardinals and the brewery. just wish thw rest of the place would become somthing to talk about. how about some pictures of whats still good in st louis .

Message 220 Date received: 9/16/2005 Time: 10:33 pm

Email jameschristopherus@yahoo.com
Name Chris
City Washington, DC


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Amazing website. I grew up in StL suburbs and didn't catch on to what an architecturally amazing place the city is until only a few years before I left. THe northside photo tour in particular is heartbreaking. I used to have to go there regularly for my work, and it gave me the creeps. Not because of the people who live there, but because of the feeling of decay everywhere. You see these mansions in ruins, and realize that the forces that caused this are truly horrible. Unfortunately, they are all still quite potent in American life. We used to host visitors from E. Europe, and would drive them through the northside in order to eliminate their misconceptions about the USA.

Message 219 Date received: 8/29/2005 Time: 4:53 pm

Email mkoutten@earthlink.net
Name Mary
City Santa Fe, NM


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Hello, Your webite is great! I grew up in st. Louis, and my Dad, who is 82, absolutely loves your website. He knows about all the old buildings and neighborhoods. I think he looks at your site about once every day! We drove downtown in June to see the destruction, and we drove out to Northland to witness that wrecking ball. He used to work for Famous-Barr, so it was fascinating to see that shopping center demolished. We are anxiously awaiting the fate of the Railway exchange building now that the May Co. has sold out to Macy's!

Message 218 Date received: 8/27/2005 Time: 0:25 am

Email earthspirits@bendbroadband.com
Name Michele Frisella
City Bend, Oregon


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Thank you for your interest in preserving the beautiful architecture of my hometown. I have lived in Oregon for the past 25 years where wood dominates! While Portland has wonderful older neighborhoods of Craftsman era architecture that is for the most part respected, Bend is a booming destination resort town where the old mill bungalows are being razed and replaced with pitiful replicas. While the natural landscape is stunning (the Cascade volcanos), the mediocre architecture takes its toll. I sometime think the people who come here for the scenic beauty are either here because they cannot create their own aesthetics or simply can't take any more beauty. I have been craving quality architecture and have been getting to know my hometown again and enjoying the buildings and homes that I have long forgotten. I am considering buying an historic home there, simply because there's not much here to choose from. By the way, I appreciate your Northland story. I worked at Famous Barr in high school, and saw President Kennedy in the Northland parking lot when he was running for office when I was in first grade (1960). Historic Preservation is Patriotic. Thank you for your hard work. Michele Frisella

Message 217 Date received: 8/25/2005 Time: 10:19 pm

Email choyifan@yahoo.com
Name Scott Stricklin
City Concord,CA


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I stumbled across this web site and I think that it is great.Thanks for all of the pictures and the history tha goes with them.I was born in St Louis and I grew up in East St Louis in the 50's&60's.Looking at these pictures,it is sad for me to see how all of those once beautiful homes and E.StL neighborhoods have deteroriated.My old homestead on 66th street is now under the I255.That was a great neighborhood to grow up in.Holten State park was at the end of the block and I spent many a summer day running there. I hope that you will continue to add more pictures of E.StL. I would love to see what the neighborhoods around 69th and State look like. Keep up the great work.I'll bookmark ya and be back again.

Message 216 Date received: 8/25/2005 Time: 6:36 pm

Email jfloydh@siue.edu
Name Jane Floyd-Hendey
City St. Louis


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I live in a loft on Washington Avenue and this is a wonderful site!!! The loft district is a very cool place to live. Wonderful restaurants, clubs,new shops opening everyday, also new galleries. We have renovated historical homes for many years so it was just a natural to move into a loft. I am amazed every morning, on my way to work, when I look up at these grand old buildings. I can't imagine living in suburbia. There are still a number of changes that need to be made in the downtown area. Mike, I hope you continue to work on this site to include Lucus Park. This park is in terrible disrepair. It is painful to look at the orginal pictures of that park. I hope your website will bring attention to this need. Thanks again for all of your research. It is great that so many people, from so many parts of the world, have found you and appreciate the work you have done for Downtown of St.Louis. I hope the Mayor of St. Louis checks out your site!!!!!

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Message 214 Date received: 8/25/2005 Time: 2:52 pm

Email tombstone216@hotmail.com
Name Ryan Taylor
City kansas city


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wow i've lived in st.louis all of my life up until last year and i can't believe i've never seen a lot of these places before. very nice website i added it to my favorites folder. keep up the good work.

Message 213 Date received: 8/19/2005 Time: 2:01 pm

Email freed2dance752004@yahoo.com
Name carrie
City saint louis


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I am a native Saint Louisan with a passion for historic neighborhoods and old buildings much like yourself. I recently have been actively researching and photographing many of these areas myself and found your website extremely beneficial to my needs and interests. I have been taking photos with both a digital and regular film camera and have some updates on some of the buildings as far as photos currently and research on some in the works, so to speak. I would like to correspond with you on some matters if you could spare the time. Please contact me at my email listed above. I could even perhaps mail you some updated info/photographs to post if you would like....I work at 555 Washington Ave as well and could tell you some updates as they surface on the lofts...anyway thanks again for this...one of my favorite sites!!

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Message 211 Date received: 8/16/2005 Time: 6:44 pm

Email herderich@hotmail.com
Name Jeremiah Herderich
City Denver, Colorado


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Man, what a great site!!! I didn't know that there were others out there who have an affinity for older declining neighborhoods, who love to visit them yet feel a little guilty about how everyone has turned their back on them. Great job and hopefully you will either expand your website or create new ones on other cities (Philadelphia, Detroit, etc.) that were once great and have also fallen into decline. I think the decline of these neighborhoods is the tip of the iceberg in what is really going wrong with this country, the eroding values and work ethic, the throw-away society we have become. Your site sheds light on this and should serve as a wake-up call to everyone, before we wind up with the same fate as the once-powerul Roman Empire. Keep up the great work!!!

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Message 209 Date received: 7/31/2005 Time: 7:52 am

Email jhammond69@juno.com
Name jim hammond
City west city stlouis ( Cabanne)


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Jim from the Cabbanee here-they really fixing up the old hoses and building new ones off Hamilton and Cates steets i'm so happy:)

Message 208 Date received: 7/29/2005 Time: 8:40 pm

Email zamea59@netscape.net
Name Cyndi
City Joliet, IL


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I just viewed your site. It is great. I lived in St. Louis When I was in the 4th and 5th grade and attended Immaculate Conception school. Thanks for the memories

Message 207 Date received: 7/29/2005 Time: 4:08 am

Email lay_to_the_c_likewoah@hotmail.com
Name Lacy Barcheck
City St. Charles, MO


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This site is really interesting and touching. My grandparents owned a rather large home off compton in the 60s and it has deteriorated just like the ones in your pictures. They used to make comments about it when I was little and I didnt think anything of it but now I really understand. I bet it just aches the older generations to see beautiful and architecturally stunning places they visited as a child in the 1920s and 30s and such literally in pieces.

Message 206 Date received: 7/26/2005 Time: 12:34 am

Email Mcrails45@Yahoo.com
Name Mike McEnaney
City Islandia,Long Island,NewYork


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Rob: Excellent site! I enjoyed taking the "tours" you offer-especially those of the neglected North side and East St.Louis. This city has suffered for too long from white flight and general neglect. What you are doing is keeping the memories and architecture of the city alive as well as reminding us what St.Louis is like and what it can become if more older buildings and neighborhoods get renovated and saved.If more people cared like you,I feel things would be different in many cities today. MIKE

Message 205 Date received: 7/25/2005 Time: 5:02 pm

Email elbries@gmail.com
Name Erika Kamholz Briesacher
City "St. Louis", originally "Milwaukee"


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Fantastic website; I moved to St. Louis (actually Edwardsville on the Illinois side, but who's counting) from Milwaukee (okay, actually Slinger, but again. . . ) and I'm really glad to see somebody bringing awareness to architectural history issues in urban areas. Being "from" Milwaukee, the issues that plague historic buildings from the modernist-urban era are evident all the time. Keep up the great work!

Message 204 Date received: 7/24/2005 Time: 7:44 am

Email mark_ww354@mail.com
Name Mark Watson
City Tampa


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Congratulations on the new layout. Keep it up to date as a celebrity :)

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Message 202 Date received: 7/17/2005 Time: 2:00 pm

Email alex_mm453@mail.com
Name Alex Mayers
City San Diego


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Where are the updates? i cant seem to find them. But anyway, nice job.

Message 201 Date received: 7/16/2005 Time: 5:06 pm

Email james194r@yahoo.com
Name James Beckett
City Miami


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really good one, but i would stick more with updating and fresh data. this will help a lot to play.

Message 200 Date received: 7/15/2005 Time: 0:52 am

Email medicineman@hotmail.om
Name Tony The Medicine Man
City New York


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I live in St. Love for eight years. Truly the Gateway City. Thank you for your site.

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Message 197 Date received: 7/4/2005 Time: 4:13 am

Email earthlink.com
Name Bill Outten
City St. Louis


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I think your web page is marvelous. I look at it two times a day or more and read every word. I am quite sure it has had quite an effect on the city fathers, for example they have appointed a 'commission' to try to do something about the riverfront! MORE POWER TO YOU

Message 196 Date received: 7/1/2005 Time: 12:20 am

Email matthew.brown@ncmail.net
Name Matthew Brown
City Raleigh, NC


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Taking your Northside Tour, I am wondering what great civilization built these gorgeous masterpieces of stone, carved wood and terra cotta. They were beautiful, strongly built, densely packed, and in walking distance to work and shopping. These buildings clearly weren’t built by the people who have let them fall into ruin and are clearing them away. They weren’t built by the people who live in the suburbs in houses made of plastic and beaverboard and aluminum. Who was it then? It must have been a highly refined culture. I know how the people in the dark ages felt when they encountered the ruins of the Roman Empire. Thank you so much for taking these pictures. Without your work, posterity may never know that a beautiful civilization once flourished on this continent.

Message 195 Date received: 6/29/2005 Time: 12:03 am

Email wood_aj@lycos.com
Name A J Wood
City Tucson, AZ


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The Northland gutting piece (Toby Weiss) brought back memories. I had a chance to go to Toby's website too. I wasn't allowed to right click on any of his Northland images so I dragged each of them to my desktop. Now, having a chance open them up into an image viewer, I found them to be very Hi-Rez. The image of the movie theatre lobby was very zoomable. I was able to catch the edge of a Coming Soon poster which had Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer at the visible top. After Googling there names, I found that the last film to run there was probably in 1996 because the movie they played together in was: The Island of Dr. Moreau. Post some more!

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Message 193 Date received: 6/28/2005 Time: 6:40 am

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Name mugu maga
City lagos


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thanks for this site.

Message 192 Date received: 6/25/2005 Time: 6:00 pm

Email jthorn65@sbcglobal.net
Name John Thornton
City Springfield MO


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WOW! I lived in St. Louis for many years when I was growing up. It's the first place I ever drove a car. Went to school in Hazelwood and attended St. Martin de Porres. I'm glad to see the church made the cut. Seeing all these wonderful images really makes me homesick. I'm not a native of St. Louis, I just spent enough of my formative years there to consider the place one of my homes. Great site. I have spent hours here and still haven't seen everything. Thanks for showing me so much of what St. Louis unique and places like Springfield just a boring everywhere and nowhere kind of town.

Message 191 Date received: 6/21/2005 Time: 3:04 am

Email Pianoman5691@sbcglobal.net
Name Travis Morgan
City Harvester Missouri


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I love how this website shows the true St. Louis. St. Louis was and could be a great city once again, but until some of the boring suburbanites, such as myself realize that the reason the city they left because of how "bad" it was is only getting worse because of the fact that they moved out. The city is so much more beatiful than the boring vinyl siding ranches of suburbia.

Message 190 Date received: 6/14/2005 Time: 10:13 pm

Email podjah@yahoo.com
Name Tim
City OFallon Illinois


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Just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed the site. I have spent many hours looking through it all and have learned many new things. Thanks. Tim

Message 189 Date received: 6/12/2005 Time: 4:24 pm

Email vince@vincesstlouis.com
Name Vince
City St. Louis


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Just wanted to say that fro creating this site, it has inspired me to create my own. http://vincesstlouis.com Hope you don't mind, I have your site on my links page. Thanks again

Message 188 Date received: 6/10/2005 Time: 3:40 pm

Email john.cannon@sbcglobal.net
Name John Cannon
City Chesterfield, MO


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I discovered your site a few years ago and found the documentation admirable - particularly from someone who didn't grow up in the area but began their love affair with the community when they arrived as a student. You should be commended on your thoughtful research! I was born in St. Louis and am familiar with most of the area buildings that you discovered. I've lived in St. Louis, University City, Kirkwood, Clayton, Ballwin and Chesterfield over the course of my forty-four years and have developed my own perspectives on what has worked in the built environment and what has not. St. Louis serves as a wonderful microscosm for study; it would be neat if your website could serve as a forum for this kind of discussion.

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Message 184 Date received: 5/31/2005 Time: 10:08 pm

Email DougMagditch@hotmail.com
Name Doug Magditch
City Naples, FL


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I stumbled upon your site this evening and was entranced by your candid tour of St. Louis. There's so much of the city I never saw growing up in it's surrounding suburbs. I know I will revisit this site many times, especially for tips on what I need to check out the next time I make it back home. Thank you for all of the time and effort you've put in to this website, it's a true service to everyone.

Message 183 Date received: 5/28/2005 Time: 10:58 pm

Email mlewyn@hotmail.com
Name Michael Lewyn
City Carbondale, IL


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What about South St. Louis?

Message 182 Date received: 5/23/2005 Time: 8:45 am

Email mumuman@yahoo.com
Name mumu mann
City lome togo


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i love this site

Message 181 Date received: 5/19/2005 Time: 3:24 pm

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Name sean smith
City norwood


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hello

Message 180 Date received: 5/8/2005 Time: 9:38 pm

Email thblake@yahoo.com
Name Thomas McAuley
City New York, New York


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I always suspected that St. Louis was one of America's urban masterpieces. I've known that it had experienced a steep decline since the 1950's when its population had peaked at 856,000 or so. I had no idea that it was such a pretty and at times elegant city, though. This is a wonderful, if somewhat depressing, website. I can see why you're so interested in this place. The vestiges are awesome. I just hope something can be done to stem the disappearance of so many architectural treasures. The northern part of St. Louis must have been a beautiful place to live for the common working man once upon a time--so much style! The razing of the Century Building must've been a big blow for many people. The greed which has caused so much deterioration of buildings like The Arcade Building downtown is criminal in my opinion. Of course, all of this is happening in other urban areas in America, too. There could just as well be one of these sites dedicated to Cleveland, Buffalo, Detroit, etc. My goodness, what we Americans have turned our backs on.

Message 179 Date received: 5/8/2005 Time: 11:25 am

Email drivingpink2003@yahoo.com
Name Tonya Williams
City St. Louis


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I really enjoyed visiting your website. I currently live in north St. Louis and have lived here all of my life. From your photos it looks like the last time North St. Louis was photographed was 2003. You might be plesently suprised some of the renovations in area. St. Louis Park area has new construction facing the park. Hyde Park has multiple areas of new construction. Several of the houses in the Ville and Cabanne areas have been completed. In addition new construction has been encouraged to follow the "look" of the older homes in the area. What is interesting to me is to see your perception of the beauty of the area. The archetecture and all it's possibilities. I have lived in North City of almost 30 years. I think sometimes people forget that. It's easy to focus on things in the area that need to be improved. But at the same time by looking back at photos from 1998 compared to 2005 there have been some inprovement. Progress has been slow, but it is steady. Thank you again for your website!

Message 178 Date received: 5/6/2005 Time: 8:42 pm

Name John
City St. Louis


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This is one of the best websites I have seen. It seems that from the guestbook people seem to think that the city is in total decay. Check out urbanstlouis.com, go to the "discussion forums" It's truly amazing to see everything happening downtown, and in other parts of the city. Only a handful of historic buildings downtown are not currently being renovated.

Message 177 Date received: 5/5/2005 Time: 11:14 am

Email diana@jane-of-all-trades.net
Name Diana Hennick
City Seattle & DC


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This is a great site--both for the historic commentary and for the modern tours. It might well inspire me to do a similar site for my college town.

Message 176 Date received: 5/4/2005 Time: 11:32 pm



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Message 175 Date received: 5/3/2005 Time: 9:48 pm

Email info@stlouis.org
Name Michael Kern
City St. Louis


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Really enjoyed your web site! Great Work!

Message 174 Date received: 5/2/2005 Time: 10:28 am

Email jweissdba@aol.com
Name Judy Weiss
City Carlsbad, CA


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What a great website. I am originally from Cape Girardeau and studied Historic Preservation at Southeast Missouri State University and have been saddened by what has happened to St. Louis - one of this country's great cities. I hope that this devastation can be turned around and the city can begin on an upswing again. Thank, Judy Weiss

Message 173 Date received: 5/1/2005 Time: 1:19 am

Name David Grebe
City Kerrville TX


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Great site ... makes me want to move back

Message 172 Date received: 4/29/2005 Time: 3:39 am

Email timhoward1111@yahoo.com
Name Tim Howard
City Born in St, Louis


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What a great site! I knew most of those buildings and sites. Was born in 1949 on Laclede Ave and lived in St. Louis until the early 80s. What a change, so much good art and buildings. So much decay now. Rode the streetcars and shopped at Woolworths and always Downtown. I worked at River Roads Center. Thanks for a great site and good luck! Tim

Message 171 Date received: 4/28/2005 Time: 10:30 pm

Email r.j.paddock@comcast.net
Name Bob Paddock
City St. Paul, MN


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By searching, I fell onto this webpage and was entranced. Even though I've been away from St. Louis for a long time, I still am in love with the place. My wife says that I have an obsession with it! I hope that this site continues to show what St. Louis still has as well as what it has lost. Keep up the grand work.

Message 170 Date received: 4/27/2005 Time: 0:31 am

Email Raimist@RaimistArchitecture.com
Name Andrew Raimist
City Saint Louis, Missouri


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incredible website. keep it up!

Message 169 Date received: 4/26/2005 Time: 7:52 pm

Email checksfiel@aol.com
Name Joe Checksfield
City Mt, Vernon, New York


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keep up the great work I love this kind of stuff!!!!!! My mother lived in East St. St. LOuie in the forties and early fifties. She has great memories and tells us about it to this day. My father also remembers when this was a hopping place and saw many a night life.

Message 168 Date received: 4/25/2005 Time: 3:57 pm

Email jhammond69@juno.com
Name jimhammond
City Stlouis


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great work.. It is so sad "we'couldn't stop the decline of such great houses... im going to follow the decline/improvments in the houses of stlouis I live in Harlan Court apts delmaere and Belt thanks for your pic of it in 1917 very cool Thanks Jim

Message 167 Date received: 4/25/2005 Time: 1:40 am

Email jhammond69@juno.com
Name jim hammond
City Stlouis


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I love your site great work.I love the city always lived in the boring subs... makes me wanna go out and take sum pics.. I live on delmar and belt... thank you so much

Message 166 Date received: 4/21/2005 Time: 2:53 pm

Name Kevin
City Cincinnati


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Great website...I particularly like the East St. Louis tour, but the other sections are pretty great too. Cities need more people like you. Keep up the good work! "grasscat" UrbanOhio.com

Message 165 Date received: 4/13/2005 Time: 11:50 am

Name Cheryl
City Arcadia, CA


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Awesome! My roots in St. Louis go back to the early 19th century and there's a passion for red brick hard coded in my genes. I've recently done an genealogical piece about ancestors who lived on the north side (near St. Liborius) and was riveted by your pictures of the area. I don't live nearby anymore and have never physically been there (my other, closer ancestors lived waaay down by Tower Grove Park so I never went to that side of the city in my youth). I'd love/fear to see the condition of the area now two years after your most recent photos. I may simply have to go up there next time I'm in St. Louis and be yet another "suburban white chick" with a digital camera looking for signs of the past. Many thanks for posting it all. You are worthy graduate of Wash U's architecture program. Cheryl (A.B. '82)

Message 164 Date received: 4/13/2005 Time: 1:08 am

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Name julie rice
City reno


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I am trying to find a stret called Angelrodt-whic apparently has ceased to exist-in 1904 it was a saloon with apt. on top-a German neighborhood, I think. Do you have any idea whaere it may have been? And this website is beautiful, like the book of Detroit ruins-amazing. All the best architecture somehow turns into 'slums'. A sick, sick thing. Thank you for your photos of all the places that have been killed.

Message 163 Date received: 4/11/2005 Time: 3:35 pm

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Name James L Wolcott
City Champaign,il.


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Just stopped by for a look see?

Message 162 Date received: 4/7/2005 Time: 10:19 am

Email graetztj@slu.edu
Name TJ Graetz
City St. Louis


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I stumbled across your gem of a website. Thanks for the wonderful job you have done. I love St. Louis and it saddens me when I look at what has been done to this great city.

Message 161 Date received: 4/6/2005 Time: 6:39 am

Email eze_mgbada@yahoo.com
Name eze mgbada
City Accra-Ghana


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nice site i really love it.i don come hereooooooooo my brothers.

Message 160 Date received: 4/1/2005 Time: 8:39 pm

Email emailme@GabrieleDeHart.com
Name Gabriele DeHart
City St. Louis


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I love your website and the photography and would like to put it as a link from my website with your permission. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Gabriele DeHart, Realtor Coldwell Banker Premier 314-336-1972 http://GabrieleDeHart.com

Message 159 Date received: 3/30/2005 Time: 3:31 am

Email erint@architecture.wustl.edu
Name Erin Toraya
City The Lou


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great site, i have been speeding through the northside myself taking pictures for projects while at wash u, this is a great resource for us, thanks!

Message 158 Date received: 3/26/2005 Time: 2:59 pm

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Name Vicki Mabrey
City New York - Manhattan


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This is one of the most impressive websites I have ever seen. You make me proud to be a (former) St. Louisan. When I come home to visit my parents, I am appalled, dismayed, chagrined, pained, disgusted -- the whole gamut -- to see the decay that has overtaken my hometown. St Louis now is an enormous doughnut -- a hole at the center where there should be a vibrant heart, with most of the life pumping around the edges. It's so sad, particularly since, as you say, the architecture in St. Louis is arguably the most beautiful in the world. Back when I graduated from McCluer High School in 1973, the stunning mansions of the Central West End could be purchased for under $100,000. I begged my parents to buy one. They said they could afford to buy it, but not heat it -- so they stayed put in Florissant. What a shame -- the city needs its middle and upper classes to make an investment in it. I would love to tour the city with you to take advantage of your wealth of knowledge. Maybe one day we'll both find our way back to this architectural marvel. In the meantime, thank you thank you thank you -- and please continue to keep this site going.

Message 157 Date received: 3/26/2005 Time: 1:48 pm

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Name Theautry Green
City Charlotte


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First time visiting the site. One of my Fraternity Brother told me about it. Over four decades ago I was born in Homer G. Phillips hospital and just recently learned about the significance of the person for home the hospital was named. Perhaps as I peruse your site, I'll learn more about "The River City" and it's sister city to the East.

Message 156 Date received: 3/25/2005 Time: 8:17 am

Email diallomaga@yahoo.com
Name maga diallo
City florida


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it's a very good site,

Message 155 Date received: 3/25/2005 Time: 0:44 am

Email nklitzing@bernardisecurities.com
Name Nathaniel W. Klitzing
City Chicago, IL


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This is a great site for the true view of St. Louis. St. Louis will always be the "City" in my life, given that I grew up in a small Illinois town 80 miles to the East. I would recommend this site to any viewers looking to see the real side of St. Louis the City, inside of the current landscape of an area full of Suburbanites that abandoned their city. What a shame, in my mind St. Louis is and always will be a Great American City.

Message 154 Date received: 3/6/2005 Time: 11:44 pm

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Name Gretchen Wolf-Yahnig
City ocala florida via st louis


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thank god someone cares about st louis!!

Message 153 Date received: 3/4/2005 Time: 10:55 am

Name John
City Minnesota


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Great Site. Enjoyed the virtual tour of E St Louis as I grew up there from the mid 50s to early 70s. Lived on 18th St a few blocks from Parson's Field (remember Turkey Day football at Parson's Field with East Side playing Belleville West for possession of "the Bell"!). My grandparents lived on the same street two blocks away in the same house my father and his siblings were raised in the 20's. The site of our house on 18th St is now the center of a new development that shows the most hope I've seen for revitalization. The First Methodist Church at 13th and Summit was my grandparents home church. My parents and oldest sister were married there and my grandfather's funeral was there. Collinsville Avenue and the Old Library were favorite destinations on a Saturday. What happened to E St Louis from the 50's to present would make an interesting anthropological study.

Message 152 Date received: 3/3/2005 Time: 3:55 pm

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Name Andie
City Fairview Heights,Il


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I was borned and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois. I wish you could have seen it through my eyes. Growing up in the 1940's and 1950's was the best place you could want to be. I have so many fond memories and it sadden me as to how it looks now. St Paul's Church at 9th and Summit was a teenage hangout for Friday night dances, in a hall called the social center. This is where all the soroity's and fraternity's held there dances. And the beautiful Katherine Duhnham muesum was once the YWCA. And I do believe was built just for that. I use to work in the Spivey bldg., and just recently read where the falling bricks were threating near by business. The owner said it will just have to fall down as he cannot afford to repair it..........Sad. I could go on and on as I remember quite a few of the buildings now in ruins. I will visit this site again. Your work is sad but commendable. History that we are losing, only to come alive in our memories.

Message 151 Date received: 2/23/2005 Time: 8:32 pm

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Name ryan cummins
City washington dc


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This is an amazing and wonderful website. thanks! People can't keep leaving for the suburbs indefinately, these neighborhoods will make a caomeback someday. Hopefully they won't be demolished before their time.

Message 150 Date received: 2/23/2005 Time: 11:46 am

Email amy.fuller@sbcglobal.net
Name Amy Fuller
City Saint Louis, Jennings, Missouri


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I have lived in Jennings for 15 years. My parents and my brother and I moved here when I was about five. My mom wanted to be closer to my grandparents so we moved across the street to them. Living in a mostly all black neighborhood (when your white) isn't all that bad until you start hearing about murders and illegal activities here. I have found that if you leave them alone they will mostly leave you alone. I live only 1 mile from Northland Shopping center and remember shopping there when I was small. My mom remember it well because she used to shop there as a child and teen. She could tell you alot of things that she and her parents liked about living in Jennings. We have several beautiful old homes in this srea as well. Some of the homes are over 100 years old here and have been well taken care of and others are sadly falling apart. We used to have an old Spanish like mansion in Jennings by the Woodland school district but it was torn down to make room for new homes. I can tell you it was over 110 years old and up until 30 years ago had occupants living there.

Message 149 Date received: 2/14/2005 Time: 12:01 am

Email vrypeaceful@yahoo.com
Name Craig Randolph
City Memphis,TN


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I enjoyed the tour. I grew up in East St. Louis and my parents still live there. I don't know what to say. Those pictures said it all(smile)! Peace, Craig

Message 148 Date received: 2/13/2005 Time: 0:56 am

Email mjgordon0 at yahoo dot com
Name Mike Gordon
City Maplewood, MO


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This is a great site. I appreciate all the work you've done. I grew up in St. Louis and moved back in 2000 from Boston, another city with great architecture. While it's agonizing to see what's happening in some parts of the city, I'm energized by what I see going on in other parts of the city. I currently own a home in Maplewood about three blocks from the city limits. Let me know if you ever need beer and lodging when you're in town.

Message 147 Date received: 2/8/2005 Time: 0:57 am

Email Brownee_db21@yahoo.com
Name Dustin Brown
City St Louis, Mo


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I stumbled across this site while searching for old pics of St Louis high schools. I think that you have done an excellent job with it!

Message 146 Date received: 2/7/2005 Time: 7:58 pm

Email jeff [at] jbowers [dot] com
Name Jeff Bowers
City Yuba City, CA


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Rob, I stumbled across your site this afternoon while looking for some images from the top of the St. Louis Gateway Arch. I found them alright, but I also started clicking around your site and spent WAY too much time (a few hours, at least) surfing your site from work. You are a great writer and a fantastic photo-journalist, and I thoroughly enjoyed your work. Even though I've only been to St. Louis once about 25 years ago, I feel like I just visited there today! Thanks for the great work, and keep it up. Best regards, Jeff

Message 145 Date received: 2/7/2005 Time: 1:39 pm

Email mmartinko3@sbcglobal.net
Name Marty
City St. Louis


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I grew up spending summer vacations with family friends who lived in Hyde Park on 25th Street just off Salisbury, from the late 50's to mid 60's, and also attended Bethleham Lutheran School at Salisbury and North Florissant. What memories! With a population nearing 1,000,000, there wasn't a vacant house anywhere in the city then. My fiends' mother was a nurse and she used to invite two student nurses over for dinner on Saturday evenings. Many times after dinner, the students would take us guys (we were ages 10-13 at the time-1962) for a ride through Gaslight Square. It was so cool, because it seems like on the Tonight Show with Jack Paar there was always some guest who had or would be appearing at such and such place at Gaslight Square. It was so crowded with traffic it would take an hour to drive through! To bulldoze what was left of Gaslight Square and construct a suburban-urban (pseudo urban) development with frame structures and brick fronts is a farce because the lack of craftsmanship is so evident. Why couldn't they preserve what was there, and do in-fill? I miss the city St. Louis once was, and I'm ashamed of our civic leaders who have allowed our city to decline over the decades from one of the top cities to the depths it has. I'm glad there are those who can look at our architecture and see from it what a wealth of craftmanship there was once here and the potential that still exists. The "new" cities of today just cannot compete with the real thing, no matter how hard they try. Now, if only our civic leaders would learn this lesson.

Message 144 Date received: 2/1/2005 Time: 2:27 pm

Email staceyturner314@hotmail.com
Name Stacey Turner
City St. Louis


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I was thrilled to stumble across this site today. I am a student at UMSL studying education and photography. As long as I can remember, I've had an urge to photograph the decrepit buildings in the city. As of late, I've been wandering the "ghetto"(keep in mind I'm a white suburban chick) taking pictures. It is excellent to see that others take interest in the history that's disappearing before our eyes. Your site is amazing and I intend to visit often.

Message 143 Date received: 1/24/2005 Time: 12:41 am

Email justinkram@hotmail.com
Name Justin Kram
City Paris, France


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Like many from the Lou I have certain mixed feelings about my hometown. I think your site sort of captures a certain amount of that ambivalence; some of your photos certainly made it easier to explain to my 11 year old French students how the combination of beauty and dilapidation leads one to these emotions. Thanks for your attention to detail.

Message 142 Date received: 1/20/2005 Time: 1:28 pm

Email ilrt66@hotmail.com
Name mike
City collinsville


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It would be nice to see you cover the "griffen house" in edwardsville il. It is the ONLY true "prairie style" home in the st louis metro area. Keep up the good work.

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Message 140 Date received: 1/18/2005 Time: 9:58 am

Email ddfry3@yahoo.com
Name Dan
City Champaign, IL


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Great updates, especially Midtown and Downtown, and I look forward to further ones. The new homepage is much improved. I wish people with nothing better to do would quit sending junk messages, however!

Message 139 Date received: 1/13/2005 Time: 6:23 am

Email steszter@yahoo.com
Name Eszter Stampel
City Budapest, Hungary


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Hello Everybody, my name is Eszter, I'm from Hungary. I lived and worked in St. Louis for one year in 2002-2003. I discovered this site before traveling there so I knew what to expect when I actually got there. I tried to find and check out all the historic buildings of downtown and the other districts that I saw on your website. I have to tell you, I like modern architecture and skyscrapers and all that, but I'm european and history and tradition are essential parts of who I am and how I think about the world. The old, historic buildings of St. Louis are fascinating, they represent a kind of style and grace that modern cityscapes cannot reproduce. The Syndicate-Trust is my personal favorite, I hope it will survive with all the others. The demolition of the Century is a shame, it was painful to look at the pictures of the destruction. I love St. Louis, I'm full of memories... I hope I'll have the chance to go back one day. Your dedication is very inspiring, I wish you all the best in your work! Take care, Eszter

Message 138 Date received: 1/12/2005 Time: 10:26 am

Email john_t.ingram@ntlworld.com
Name John T Ingram
City Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK


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I suggest that you campaign to get the City Elders to take notice of what has been done with the River Thames in London. 25 years agao it was a mess but now a major AND clean river much used by tourists and boasting Salmon once again. My Great Grandfather would probably turn in his grave at the sights shown on this site. He was a stonemason in the 1870s.

Message 137 Date received: 1/3/2005 Time: 1:11 am

Email mbkkconway@msn.com
Name Mark Conway
City Minneapolis


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My great-grandparents, grandparents, and mother's family lived on the 1900 blocks of Warren Street and Benton Street from around the late 1890s until my last uncle moved out around 1990. They were all members of Zion Luthern Church on the North side. My grandparents bailed on the neighborhood in the 40s, first moving to Forest Park and later to South St. Louis; my family moved to Minneapolis in 1969. Anyone familiar with the neighborhood around 19th and Benton/Warren and anyone who lived there years ago? Or anyone who attended Zion Luthern? Please feel free to e-mail me.

Message 136 Date received: 1/2/2005 Time: 6:51 pm

Email digitalmangan@aol.com
Name mike
City Sherman Oaks, Ca.


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Love your website. Every city should be so lucky to have something like this.