George Barnett

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Mullanphy Emigrant Home: North St. Louis Landmark Slowly Returning to Glory

    Everyone loves a great lost cause. In 2007, RFT named the efforts to save the Mullanphy Emigrant Home as the "Best Lost Cause" of the year. Coming around on seven years later, the Mullanphy has stood proud, battered by dozens of brutal storms as ferocious as the one that toppled its southern wall y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    The Truth About Walt Whitman and the North Grand Water Tower

    image via​We uncovered a lot of fascinating stories last summer while we were compiling our Literary St. Louis project, and one of our favorites was that Walt Whitman's brother, Thomas Jefferson Whitman (known as Jeff), had designed and built the water tower on North Grand Avenue and 20th Stre ... More >>