Category Archives: Fox Park

Final Approval of Fox Park Local Historic District Expansion Near

by Michael R. Allen Yesterday the Board of Alderman approved on second reading the ordinance that expands the boundaries of the Fox Park Local Historic District to include eighteen blocks at the southern end of the neighborhood. Included in the … Continue reading

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Preservation Board Approves Fox Park Expansion, Denies Old North Demolition

by Michael R. Allen Yesterday the St. Louis Preservation Board met with members Richard Callow, Melanie Fathman, Mike Killeen, David Richardson, Anthony Robinson, David Visintaner and Alderwoman Phyllis Young present. The most likely contentious matter on the agenda was consideration … Continue reading

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Look Next Door

by Michael R. Allen This house on the 2800 block of Victor Street in Fox Park is a lovely house that uses the American Foursquare form.  (The American Foursquare is typified by a rectangular shape, hipped or sometimes gabled roof … Continue reading

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Interview: Why Residents Want the Fox Park Local Historic District Expanded

by Michael R. Allen On Monday the Preservation Board granted preliminary approval to a proposed expansion of the Fox Park Local Historic District (local historic districts explained here) in south city. The proposal was strongly supported by the Fox Park … Continue reading

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Historic Districts In and (Mostly) Around Tower Grove East

by Michael R. Allen Last night’s Tower Grove East Neighborhood Association meeting included a presentation by Lynn Josse on the different types of historic districts, how they work and how they get created. Lynn distributed a flier that included the … Continue reading

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At the Preservation Board Yesterday

by Michael R. Allen Carnival Supply Building to be Demolished Yesterday, the St. Louis Preservation Board voted unanimously to permit demolition of the old St. Louis Carnival Supply Company building at 3928 S. Broadway (see “Old Carnival Supply Buildings Return … Continue reading

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How About Condemnation for Repair?

by Michael R. Allen Here’s the sort of neighborhood stabilization issue that you probably won’t hear being discussed by any mayoral candidates. Above is the corner storefront at 2001 S. Jefferson (at Allen) in Fox Park. Built in 1892, the … Continue reading

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Summary of Monday’s Preservation Board Meeting

by Michael R. Allen On Monday, the Preservation Board met. Commissioners John Burse, Mike Killeen, David Richardson, Mary Johnson, Anthony Robinson, Alderman Terry Kennedy and Richard Callow were present. Follow along with the agenda published here; that includes detailed reports … Continue reading

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Commercial Building at 2652 Geyer Avenue

by Michael R. Allen The impressive mixed-used commercial building at 2652 Geyer (at Ohio Avenue) in Fox Park was recently demolished. Owned by the City of St. Louis’ Land Reutilization Authority in recent years, the building has long been vacant. … Continue reading

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