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I sit on Millionaire’s Row

I sit on Millionaire’s Row, what’s left of it, my German accent barely noticeable, the cries from parades of grief moving through my doors now calmed. I sit in a magnificent silence, the only sounds the chips of mortar chisels, … Continue reading

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Interstate 44

Chris Naffziger at St. Louis Patina has a post today entitled “The Death of Central St. Louis.” It’s well worth reading; it looks at the stretch of the City of St. Louis between Interstates 64/40 and 44between Lafayette Square and … Continue reading

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St. Augustine

It is a rock upon which he built his church and this rock you hear me of brown brick and towers and turrets distinctly Romanesque constructed when church buildings were made to look like Mt. Sinai of the hood afloat … Continue reading

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A city lies atop a bed of this stuff; it is everywhere, easily uncovered by scratching the thin layer of top soil. The city was constructed of this stuff, mixed and shaped and kilned in reds and yellows by cheap … Continue reading

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