Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cotton Belt Depot #1: Morning

The Cotton Belt Depot is amazing; over 700 feet long but only 30 feet wide, it casts an impressive shadow over the Near North Riverfront.A relic of when the area was a bustling center of industry and railroad connections, it now sits in splendid isolation, still in excellent condition but slowly deteriorating.I would love to see it restored, but it's still beautiful right now, surrounded by a field of wildflowers.The building looks bare at first, but when you start to look closer, unique details begin to emerge, such as the lion's head holding up the roof.

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A Blog detailing the beauty of St. Louis architecture and the buildup of residue-or character-that accumulates over the course of time.