Category Archives: Carondelet

Building a New Bandstand

by Michael R. Allen Unfortunately, wood is both a common architectural material and highly combustible. These traits were apparent Wednesday when the beloved Carondelet Park bandstand, which was built after 1916, was destroyed by fire. All that remains of the … Continue reading

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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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A City Neighborhood Can Never Have Too Many Storefronts

by Michael R. Allen UPDATE Monday, March 22 at 7:21 p.m.: The Preservation Board voted to uphold staff denials for both 414-18 N. Boyle and 6102 Michigan. The little storefront row at 414-18 N. Boyle in the Central West End … Continue reading

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Preserving a Sense of Site History at Carondelet Coke

by Michael R. Allen Today Mayor Francis Slay and Governor Jay Nixon will hold a join press conference announcing a new plan to convert the 41-acre, city-owned Carondelet Coke Plant into an industrial park. Summit Development announced a similar plan … Continue reading

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Carondelet Coke Plant Will Fall

by Michael R. Allen According to a press release on the Mayor’s campaign site, the old Carondelet Coke plant will be redeveloped. This is a shock to those of us who assumed that its overgrown, ruinous landscape would always be … Continue reading

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Left Placeless (At Loughborough and Grand)

by Michael R. Allen The shaded areas were all cleared between May and September 2005 for the retail development project. Buildings Demolished on Blow Street Buildings Demolished on South Grand Avenue Buildings Demolished on Loughborough Avenue The western edge of … Continue reading

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Loughborough Commons Clearance: South Grand Avenue

Photograph taken by Michael R. Allen on July 27, 2005. LOCATION: 6914 South Grand Avenue DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1905 DATE OF DEMOLITION: July 2005 BUILDER & ARCHITECT: Leo Naert ORIGINAL OWNER: Joseph Hasjoki This house is the one on the … Continue reading

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Loughborough Commons Clearance: Blow Street

Photograph taken by Toby Weiss on May 29, 2005. LOCATION: 1029 Blow Street DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1909 DATE OF DEMOLITION: June 2005 BUILDER: Henry Gamache LOCATION: 1031 Blow Street DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1910 DATE OF DEMOLITION: June 2005 BUILDER: Swafford … Continue reading

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Loughborough Commons Clearance: Loughborough Avenue

Photograph taken by Toby Weiss on April 12, 2005. Photograph taken by Michael R. Allen on July 27, 2005. NAME: Carondelet Sunday Morning Athletic Club LOCATION: 1012-14 Loughborough Avenue DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1952 DATE OF DEMOLITION: June 2005 Photograph taken … Continue reading

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Carondelet Coke Loader

The loader at Carondelet Coke, which dates to after 1950, stands to the east of the plan on the river. Its conveyor arm was a two-way device that could be lowered into a barge to unload coal and be raised … Continue reading

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