Wednesday, March 22, 2017

W.C.Scarritt House Update

                                                               More slate, new copper.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Mighty Mo In Black And White

Above, the City from Kaw Point.  Below, from River Front Park . 
The river is higher this year than it has been the past two years in February. Usually you can walk almost to the middle of the channel on sand/rock bars. Not this year. 



                                   Above, from River Front Park.  Below, from Kaw Point


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Downtown Living Condo Style

Conover Place, 210 West 5th Street.. this is apartment 306.   The listing went live and an hour later the space was sold.   $375,000 was asking.    Dylan Van Gerpen was the listing agent.  DV Realty.  One of my favorite people to work with.   I think if I was younger I would like this lifestyle a lot.

























Monday, February 20, 2017

The Dredge Report

This is the Dredge Randolph which helps keep the shipping channel deep enough for barges and other traffic by scouring the bottom and removing objects and sand that have built up over time.  A barge rides along with the dredge and accepts the sand which is taken down river to ( I think ) a concrete plant.   These shots are all from 2006.
Below: I made a river visit once when the Randolph was being serviced by the tug Sibley.  I think it was the front scraper was jammed or the cables were out of alignment.  The tug with a crane on the deck came alongside to help.

 Above and below the business end of the system that is lowered to the river bed and brings matter to the surface.






 Above and below:  when one barge is full of sand the Sibley brings an empty one and swaps them out.

 Above and below; The Sibley pulls out the loaded barge, turns around, and then heads down the river to (wild guess here) Sibley.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Jefferson Barracks Civil War Museum

Called "Missouri Civil War Museum" this building was built in 1905 as the Jefferson Barracks Post Exchange.  It is now one of the largest Civil War Museums in the country but also covers other conflicts our nation has been involved in.  It is located within the Jefferson Barracks Historic Site in South St. Louis County. This post features a tiny amount of the total exhibit space.