Category Archives: Fountain Park

Finding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in St. Louis

by Michael R. Allen Our city’s enduring legacy to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. consists of the renamed Veterans Memorial Bridge (built 1951, renamed 1968) and the several-miles of combined Franklin and Easton avenues (renamed in 1968). The bridge is … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye, Corner Commercial

by Michael R. Allen Today I saw that the two-story brick corner commercial building at Page and Walton avenues in Fountain Park was mostly gone, and I snapped this sad scene. The heartbeat of the city always grows a little … Continue reading

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Harvey Noble Buys Again

by Michael R. Allen The house at 1352-4 Bayard Avenue on May 11, 2010. Harvey Noble, Vice President of Eagle Realty Company and agent for many of the holding companies used by Paul J. McKee Jr. for his Northside Regeneration … Continue reading

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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Suffers Christmas Fire

by Michael R. Allen On Christmas, terrible tragedy struck the New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Fountain Park: the church caught fire and was severely damaged after the morning service. The Fire Department considers the four-alarm fire suspicious. Pastor Hosea … Continue reading

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Small Storefront Addition

Southeast corner of Vernon and Walton Avenues, Fountain Park.

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Board Up Award

by Michael R. Allen And the award for boarding up almost every window on a front elevation of an abandoned north St. Louis house surrounded by occupied houses goes to: Urban Assets LLC, for 1414 N. Euclid Avenue in Fountain … Continue reading

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Fire in Fountain Park

by Michael R. Allen A sweltering, humid afternoon yesterday broke what had been a string of some of the most pleasant St. Louis summer days in recent years. In the Fountain Park neighborhood, the dog day brought more than just … Continue reading

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Emergency Demolition Orders Made to Suit?

by Michael R. Allen Last week I noted the demolition of the three-story commercial building at Page and Kingshighway in Fountain Park (see “Demolition Comes Twofold to Page Boulevard”). A driver struck the corner column on the first floor of … Continue reading

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Demolition Imminent at Page and Kingshighway?

by Michael R. Allen On January 10, the city’s Building Division issued emergency condemnation (for demolition) of the landmark building at the southeast corner of Page and Kingshighway boulevards. The Roberts Brothers Properties LLC owns the building and two adjacent … Continue reading

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