Category Archives: CORTEX

Storefront Addition With Grain Elevator

by Michael R. Allen To me, the contrast between the house with storefront addition at 4052 Forest Park Boulevard (house, c. 1890; addition, 1917) and the towering grain elevator is beautiful. Both buildings are testament to the results of flexible … Continue reading

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Old Printing Building Slated for Demolition as Part of CORTEX

by Michael R. Allen Washington University recently purchased this building, located at 4340 Duncan Avenue in the central corridor. The university’s master plan for the Medical Center calls for demolition as part of the CORTEX redevelopment project. Although unadorned, and … Continue reading

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O. Morse Shoe Company

by Michael R. Allen Photograph taken on June 14, 2006 (Paul Hohmann). LOCATION: 235 Boyle Avenue; Central West End; St. Louis, Missouri DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1924 DATE OF DEMOLITION: October – November 2006 ARCHITECT: L.S. Schaffner The sturdy building familiar … Continue reading

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Demolition of Morse Shoe Company Building Starting Soon

by Michael R. Allen The city’s Building Division granted a demolition permit for the Morse Shoe Company Building (better known as the SKH Paper Company Building) on September 19. Demolition should begin soon. There was no preservation review of the … Continue reading

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CORTEX Claims Another Historic Building

The O. Morse Shoe Company Building at 235 Boyle Avenue in the Central West End, better known as the SKH Paper Company Building, is likely to fall soon for part of the CORTEX biotech development project. Full story here.

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