Category Archives: Benton Park

St. Louis Mythory Tour

On Friday, as part of the epic Southern Graphics Council (SGC) Convention night on Cherokee Street, the St. Louis Mythory Tour made its debut. An expanded version will return soon, as will a new edition of the ‘zine guidebook, printed … Continue reading

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Ongoing Work at the Chatillon-DeMenil House

by Michael R. Allen The Chatillon-DeMenil House, south St. Louis’ oldest house museum located at Cherokee Street and DeMenil Place, recently completed total replacement of its 44-year-old roof.  Even fully-restored buildings need maintenance, and the Chatillon-DeMenil House the existing standing-seam … Continue reading

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DeMenil Mansion Hosts Fourth Annual Book Sale

by Michael R. Allen Books and Crannies: our fourth annual used book saleBenefits the Chatillon-DeMenil House FoundationLocated at the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion, 3352 DeMenil Place, Saint Louis, 6311810 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 (preview: 8 a. m. – … Continue reading

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Pot Pies for Preservation

From Jeanette Mott Oxford: Epiphany United Church of Christ at 2911 McNair in Benton Park will host a Chicken and Vegetarian Pot Pie Dinner on Saturday, April 10, from 5-7:30 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling 314-772-0263. We had … Continue reading

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Chatillon-DeMenil House Trivia Night, February 13th

Undated photograph of the Chatillon-DeMenil House by Dr. William G. Swekosky, from the collection of Landmarks Association of St. Louis. The October 1966 issue of the Landmarks Letter, newsletter of preservation group Landmarks Association of St. Louis, reports on notice … Continue reading

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Good News from the Chatillon-DeMenil House: Roof Replacement on the Way

by Michael R. Allen Tonight, the Chatillon-DeMenil House Foundation hosted its Holiday Party and Annual meeting. The customary good cheer and fellowship always accompanies a short business meeting during which members of the Board of Directors are elected and news … Continue reading

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Benton Park Building With Storefront Addition Wins Award

by Michael R. Allen When Landmarks Association of St. Louis awarded its annual Most Enhanced Sites awards on may 15, it included the building at 1814 Sidney Street in Benton Park. Besides receiving a major overhaul and sensitive rehabilitation, the … Continue reading

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Benton Park Flounder Needs Repair After Collapse

by Michael R. Allen Earlier this month, the flounder house at 2809 McNair (Rear) in Benton Park endured a collapse of part of one of its side walls as well as part of a its front (east) wall. The damage … Continue reading

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Storefront Addition: California Do-Nut Company

by Michael R. Allen Yes, the much-mourned California Do-Nut Co. at 2924 S. Jefferson in Benton Park sports a storefront addition. The 1909 Sanborn fire insurance map shows the two-story building as a black smith shop, and building permits suggest … Continue reading

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Storm Update

by Michael R. Allen Wednesday night was rough on us. The front quarter of the flat roof membrane on the three-story section of our house blew off, pulling up the recovery layer and uncovering the decking. Water poured in, ruining … Continue reading

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