Category Archives: Century Building

Update on Preservation-Related Legal Cases

by Michael R. Allen San Luis Apartments On May 5, the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals will hear the Friends of San Luis, Inc. v. The Archdiocese of St. Louis. (Disclosure: This writer is president of the … Continue reading

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I Support Marcia and Roger!

by Michael R. Allen Often I think that preservationists may be the only people who have moved on from the loss of the Century Building. We have found new projects, new hope and new ways of using media to spread … Continue reading

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Richard Moe on Obama’s List for Secretary of Interior

by Michael R. Allen National Trust for Historic Preservation President Richard Moe is reported to be on a short list of candidates for the position of Secretary of the Interior in Barack Obama’s administration. St. Louisans best remember Moe for … Continue reading

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That’s Mickey McTague

by Michael R. Allen Today I was walking down Ninth Street when I ran into someone who was eager to tell me something about the Ninth Street Garage, the jaundiced hulk that is finally nearing completion. “Look at that new … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t This Be Done By Now?

by Michael R. Allen Progress on the century Building Memorial Parking Garage has been slow, although parts of it have reached a height above the Century Building’s roof. This photograph from June 2006, looking northwest from the corner of Olive … Continue reading

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Scrappin’ on Locust

by Michael R. Allen Several days a week, pedestrians on Locust Street will see a battered red GMC pick-up truck of a late 1960s or early 1970s vintage with its bed overfilled with scrap metal. The truck is parked outside … Continue reading

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Channel 5 Covered Bad Piers on Ninth Street Garage

by Michael R. Allen Piers Being Re-Worked on Snakebit Site – Mike Owens of TV station KSDK Channel 5 reported on the delays in the Ninth Street Garage on the Wednesday, November 23, newscast. Watch the report on the KSDK … Continue reading

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Bad Piers

From the minutes of the October 4 meeting of the Missouri Development Finance Board: “Mr. Miserez asked Ms. Kathleen Barney to give a project status update on the Ninth Street Garage construction issues. Ms. Barney reported there were deficiencies in … Continue reading

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Update on the Century Building Legal Battle

From Roger Plackemeier: To the curious and interested….. awhile back I sent out an update message on the Century Building malicious prosecution suit. At the time I reported that we had had a hearing on the motion made by the … Continue reading

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The Concrete Shaft

Looking northwest toward the site of the Century Building on November 5, 2005. Image taken by Claire Nowak-Boyd from a neighboring building that is not being demolished.

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