Presenting a collection of St. Louis bricks, sidewalk markers, and the Fleur-de-lis as architectural detail on and in city buildings, brick collecting, urban exploration, and my life by Christian Herman. Reporting from Tower Grove South in St. Louis, MO.
Michael, understanding the opportunity I opened the door to the building and entered. I was not shy but fascinated. I didn't close the door behind when I left in case you wanted to follow.
The Michael, located on Lawn in south city, has a welcoming and broad front patio.
The fleur-de-lis and fancy brickwork:
And another glazed terra cotta ornamental detail:
The side of the building faces the street and that's rare. Check out the faux bricked-in windows:
I so appreciate the address engraved into the limestone 'window' apron.