Category Archives: Academy Neighborhood

Vacancy on Kensington Avenue

by Michael R. Allen Currently we are working on preparing a historic tax credit application for a property on the 5200 block of Kensington Avenue. The block is located behind the mighty, proud building housing Soldan High School, and slopes … Continue reading

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Three More “Urban Assets”

by Michael R. Allen In the fall, the “other” North St. Louis assemblage team picked up three more beautiful historic buildings at the Sheriff’s land tax auction. These companies are those represented by Eagle Realty Company and its agent Harvey … Continue reading

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MHDC Approves Two Major North St. Louis Projects

by Michael R. Allen Last Friday, the Missouri Housing Development Commission met and approved financing for two projects involving large historic buildings in north St. Louis. The former Blind Girls Home at 5235 Page (1908; J. Hal. Lynch, architect) will … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad News on Page Boulevard

by Michael R. Allen Preservationists should send their thanks to Better Family Life, a cultural and educational organization that is uplifting African-American St. Louis while rehabilitating one of our city’s irreplaceable historic schools. In 2005, Better Family Life purchased the … Continue reading

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Planning Commission Overturns Two Preservation Board Decisions

by Michael R. Allen On June 3, the Planning Commission unanimously adopted a resolution to grant demolition of the corner commercial building at 5286-98 Page Boulevard if owner Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church met several conditions. Those conditions are completion … Continue reading

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A St. Louis Public School Not Designed by Ittner or Milligan

by Michael R. Allen The large vacant brick building at 5234 Wells Avenue in the Academy Neighborhood bears a sign reading “St. Louis Public Schools / Area 1 Offices.” The imposing Jacobethan building has the symmetry, grace and quality of … Continue reading

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No Bad News from Monday’s Preservation Board Meeting

by Michael R. Allen On Monday, the St. Louis Preservation Board meeting yielded no bad news: Washington University withdrew from preliminary consideration plans to demolish a one-story commercial building at 622 N. Skinker in order to build parking for the … Continue reading

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No Reason to Demolish Fine House on Cates

by Michael R. Allen The house at 5115 Cates Avenue in the Mount Cabanne-Raymond Place Historic District is on tomorrow’s St. Louis Preservation Board Agenda. The owner is seeking a preliminary review on demolition, via the Department of Public Safety. … Continue reading

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Preservation Board to Consider Five Demolition Proposals on Monday

by Michael R. Allen The preliminary agenda for the St. Louis Preservation Board’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 24 is now available. The agenda contains five demolition proposals. Three proposals are preliminary reviews requested by the Department of Public … Continue reading

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Another Fine Building on Page Boulevard

by Michael R. Allen The original version of the agenda for the January 28, 2008 meeting of the St. Louis Preservation Board included an appeal of staff denial of demolition of the commercial building at 5100 Page Boulevard. This building … Continue reading

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