Category Archives: Bohemian Hill

Painted Brick Aside, Bohemian Hill Rehab is Good for the City

by Michael R. Allen 1. We don’t like to see anyone paint brick (paint traps moisture and leads to deterioration of the bricks and mortar). 2. We don’t like to see anyone demolishing historic houses on Bohemian Hill (which happened … Continue reading

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Nothing Sustainable About Bohemian Hill Demolition

by Michael R. Allen On November 19, the Building Division issued a demolition permit for the historic house at the northwest corner of Soulard Avenue and Tucker Boulevard on Bohemian Hill. The Building Division paid over $7,000 for the demolition … Continue reading

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Bohemian Hill Walgreens Will Sit on Sidewalk Line

by Michael R. Allen Residents of the Georgian Condominiums at City Hospital report that Koman Properties unveiled plans for the new Walgreens on Lafayette Avenuye last Thursday night at the residents’ meeting. The store will come up to sidewalk on … Continue reading

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Rehabbing Resumed on Bohemian Hill

by Michael R. Allen In recent weeks, the four-family at 1714 S. 13th Street on Bohemian Hill has received a lot of rehab work. Krystal Group LLC purchased the building in November 2008. While I am no fan of the … Continue reading

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State Funding Brownfield Cleanup for New Housing in Bohemian Hill

From Mark Bohnert, President of the Red Brick Community Land Trust: Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority Awards $15,000 to Red Brick Community Land Trust for Environmental Cleanup of Soulard Brownfields Site The State Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority … Continue reading

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Landmarks Association Reports on Bohemian Hill

The January/February issue of Landmarks Letter features a cover story on the controversy surrounding Bohemian Hill. Read it online here (in PDF format).

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Bohemian Hill Residents Converge

by Michael R. Allen Someone who attended the first meeting of the Bohemian Hill Neighborhood Association on Thursday night had this to report: There were about 50 people in attendance, including Democratic Central Committee chair Brian Wahby. The discussion was … Continue reading

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Bohemian Hill and City Hospital

Here is a view east toward City Hospital from just south of Picker Street in Bohemian Hill, taken by me in 2002. Here we see visual density and variety giving way to the relatively monotonous architectural mass of the City … Continue reading

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A Word from the Cave

by Michael R. Allen The developers’ shills are now accusing critics of being “anti everything.” Once again, when given an opportunity to learn from people with ideas we see the apparatchiks dust off the old “obstructionist” and “zealot” hatchets. Yawn! … Continue reading

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Bohemian Hill Plans Starting a Great Debate

by Michael R. Allen I have little to add to the debate on the Bohemian Hill project, which has gotten off to a fiery start. I am especially encouraged at the number of young people taking a serious interest in … Continue reading

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