Reflecting on the loss of the Beck & Corbitt Iron Co. warehouse in North STL
Such good research related to one specific area in your city. I love it.
So many cities have these structures with so much potential but they are left to ruin because of lack of funds and imagination. It hurts the cities, it hurts the environment, and it hurts the people with the eyesores in their backyards. The question I always have is, how do we fix that?
Thank you for sharing St. Louis history with us via your writing!
Took a few photos myself of the aftermath, here's only one of many: https://flic.kr/p/2nVRDqJ
Really interesting photos of the inside, from Josh Medsker Photography:
Hey Jackie, I shared your article over in the comments for Story Club with George Saunders. He posted a video from his hotel room of the aftermath (https://georgesaunders.substack.com/p/a-moment). Crazy how worlds collide! Hopefully you'll get some more love for Unseen St. Louis.
Very interesting! Thank you for this.
Very interesting from a history point of view. Such a shame that an important embodiment of local culture and history is no more.