Category Archives: DeVille Motor Hotel

Fort Gondo Sidewalk Sale Benefits San Luis Legal Fund

Tomorrow Galen Gondolfi is cleaning out his basement of wonder, and donating half of the proceeds to the Friends of the San Luis.  (While the San Luis saga is over, the legal bill remains.)  What a generous fellow!  But he … Continue reading

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Friends of the San Luis Not Appealing Ruling; Legislative Change Needed

by Michael R. Allen Today’s press release from the Friends of the San Luis (for which I serve as president). While the Friends of the San Luis had hoped for a ruling by the Court of Appeals that would have … Continue reading

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Soulard Stable Hootenanny Boosts Preservation Efforts

by Michael R. Allen Last night’s historic preservation benefit, the Anti-Wrecking Ball’s Soulard Stable Hootenanny, was a success — at least judging from the money raised and the good time had by all. There’s something about rock ‘n’ roll, red … Continue reading

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Missouri Court of Appeals to Hear San Luis Appeal Tomorrow

by Michael R. Allen Demonstrating against the San Luis demolition, June 2009. Tomorrow at 11:00 a.m., the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in Friends of the San Luis v. the Archdiocese of St. Louis. … Continue reading

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All of the San Luis is Not Lost

by Michael R. Allen This week, the St. Louis Building Arts Foundation accepted the donation of two of the light posts from the San Luis Apartments (originally the DeVille Motor Hotel) at 4483 Lindell Boulevard. Here’s a case where cooperation … Continue reading

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San Luis Column Spacing, Partitions Were Not Limiting

by Michael R. Allen Even before the Building Division issued the demolition permit for the San Luis Apartments (originally the DeVille Motor Hotel), interior demolition began. That work showed anyone who passed by that the assertion by the St. Louis … Continue reading

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"Certainly This Will Be an Impressive Monument"

by Michael R. Allen On the afternoon of Monday, July 20, Building Commissioner Frank Oswald officially issued the demolition permit for the DeVille Motor Hotel (formerly the San Luis Apartments) at 4483 Lindell Boulevard in the Central West End. Ahrens … Continue reading

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Prominent Corner, Vacant Lot

by Michael R. Allen Vacant lot, major street, prominent corner…are there shades of the DeVille Motor Hotel issue at the southwest corner of 14th and Washington downtown? Yes, there are. This would have been the site of the SkyHouse, if … Continue reading

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Testimony on the DeVille Motor Hotel (San Luis Apartments)

by Michael R. Allen Here is my testimony from Monday’s Preservation Board consideration of the preliminary review of the Archdiocese’s application to demolish the DeVille Motor Hotel (San Luis Apartments) at 4483 Lindell Boulevard and build a surface parking lot … Continue reading

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Preservation Board Grants Preliminary Approval DeVille, North Grand Demolitions

by Michael R. Allen Last night, the Preservation Board voted 3-2 to grant preliminary approval of a surface parking lot and demolition of the San Luis Apartments (formerly the DeVille Motor Hotel). I’m on my way out of town today … Continue reading

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