Sunday, February 28, 2010

Centre de jeunesse de Lutheran de Webster Groves

You know those Webster people (like me) think Watson Road is anchored by Crestwood Mall and Ted Drews. Nevermind Watson switches to Chippewa around the city limits. To Webster folk, Ted drews in ON Watson.

This facilité est west of Elm on Watson and est commandité by Hardees. It, perhaps obviously, used to be Hardees. See the drive through? I also think it used to be a bank.

Hardees closed the store and kindly gave it to the Lutherans of Webster who made it a youth center. That was nice of them. May the Lutheran youth of Webster continue to gather in this bad mansard.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Le porche grec est erroné

That porch and the Greek columns are all wrong on the 2nd Empire Victorian. This is another from Hannibal. The house itself is handsome though.

In other news, I am completely OUT of mansard material. I need to do a bad mansard photo shoot this weekend. There's a beast on Minnesota near Bates and some ugly bars near Busch Stadium.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

J'ai regret

So sorry I've been lazy at keeping up bad mansard. February is Mardi Gras month and we host a party for about 150 the Friday before Ash Wednesday. About 2 weeks of setting up and another week of putting the house back together. The party went well as far as I remember, but I lost track about 2 hours into the party when I declared, "F. it, it's my party, and I'm gonna keep drinking..." Here's a picture of me when I've been overserved. I'm doing the Der Komissar dance in my kitchen.

I present a baby mansard row of houses to ponder. Two replicas, one original, and one bitching yellow camero. Thanks to a reader (Matt?) for sending me the Google streetview picture of the mal ensemble. Appropriately, the bitching camero was also on Google streetview.

Tip: if you're going to build a new 2nd Empire next to an old 2nd Empire, please get the ceiling heights and scale correct. The replica dwellings look like section 8 dwarf housing.

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Orleans saint

Here's a mansard in New Orleans with a Saints color scheme. Congratulations to New Orleans.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Is it already Février?

Here's an un-hot permastone mess somewhere off of Cherokee.

Sorry for the boring post. February is all about Mardi Gras and Girl Scout cookies. My two troops sold almost 3000 cookies!