Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rest in Peace, Mr. Cassilly

The loss suffered by the St. Louis community yesterday, though enormous, pales in comparison to the grief of those who personally knew and loved Bob Cassilly. To his family and friends, my family's condolences and prayers are with you.

I did not know Mr. Cassilly personally, and wish I had. He has certainly loomed large in my mind since my first visit to the City Museum a half decade ago. Excepting only the Arch/Eads/riverfront, it is my favorite place in St. Louisa place of many fond memories with family and friends.

In the spirit of celebrating his legacy to St. Louis, here are some photos of his works I have taken since moving to St. Louis, primarily at City Museum. May his artistic contributions to our region always be celebrated and protected as a critical part of St. Louis' history.

Rest in Peace.