These 13 Abandoned Places In St. Louis Are Absolutely Haunting

One of the hardest challenges any city faces is what do when properties are abandoned. St. Louis, like many major cities, is trying to find a good answer to this problem, but it is not an easy task. Property owners are often hard to find and there is never enough money for what is always seems to be a costly clean-up.

Note: Many of these abandoned places are located on private property and are not open or accessible to the public. Trespassing is a crime and the deteriorated state of these buildings makes them unstable and dangerous. Use your noggin and do not attempt to enter – explore them vicariously through these photos instead!

For a more upbeat side of St. Louis life, check out these photos that highlight the positive changes our city has experienced over the years.