Category Archives: Edwardsville, Illinois

Surveying Edwardsville’s Historic Leclaire Neighborhood

by Laura Jablonski Edwardsville’s Leclaire neighborhood began in 1890 as a collaborative living experiment and soon became a model of sustained working class success. St. Louis manufacturer N.O. Nelson built his factories in the Leclaire area, constructing quaint cottages and … Continue reading

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Edwardsville Residents Rally for Buildings Housing Small Businesses

by Michael R. Allen My coverage is a little late, but I wanted to give a shout out to the 50 people who demonstrated against demolition of historic commercial buildings last Friday in downtown Edwardsville. The Belleville News-Democrat (perhaps the … Continue reading

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Madison County Still Could Save Part of Poor Farm Complex

by Michael R. Allen On Monday, wreckers from Premier Demolition of St. Louis began demolishing the two remaining buildings of the Madison County Poor Farm at 333 S. Main Street in Edwardsville, Illinois. The buildings, owned by Madison County, had … Continue reading

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