Category Archives: Housing

The Joseph and Ann Murphy Residence

by Michael R. Allen Published as “Joseph Murphy’s Own Residence Now Listed on National Register” in the Fall 2010 NewsLetter of the Society of Architectural Historians, St. Louis Chapter. The essay is based on text from my National Register of … Continue reading

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National Trust Honors Old North

by Michael R. Allen In 1977, high of Model Cities euphoria, the City of St. Louis celebrated the new two-block 14th Street Mall in Old North St. Louis. Within two decades, the mall was bust and the twenty-odd buildings facing … Continue reading

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4011 Delmar Apartment Building For Sale

by Michael R. Allen At 4011 Delmar Boulevard in the Vandeventer neighborhood stands a massive abandoned apartment building. The first floor base, clad in buff terra cotta, supports a H-shaped upper section of red brick with terra cotta quoins, string … Continue reading

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Fenton House by Wright Associate Listed in National Register

Photograph from the National Register of Historic Places nomination. by Michael R. Allen On July 8, the National Park Service placed the Carney-Keightley House near Fenton in the National Register of Historic Places. Located on Hawkins Road on the boundary … 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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Community-Driven Development on Northside Continues Despite McKee Ruling

From EcoUrban Homes CONTACT: Jay Swoboda, 314-231-0400 x4 ST. Louis – Despite the recent ruling against Paul McKee’s plans for a $390 million TIF, strong neighborhood-based development continues to sprout up in many areas covered by McKee’s NorthSide Regeneration Zone. … Continue reading

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Slow, Steady Progress in Hyde Park

by Michael R. Allen Amid ongoing recession, development is continuing in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Irving School LP, owned in part by Duffe Nuernberger, has started work on renovation of fifteen historic buildings scattered across the western side of … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Two Blocks in Penrose

by Michael R. Allen On Saturday, June 26, two blocks of north St. Louis’ Penrose neighborhood were abuzz with rehabilitation work — 15 homes’ and 300 volunteers’ worth of rehabilitation, to be exact.  The 4000 and 4100 blocks of North … Continue reading

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’27 Tornado Survivors on Montgomery Street

by Michael R. Allen I have long admired the group of four narrow-faced, one-story houses on the 3000 block of Montgomery Street. Located on a little wedge between Garrison and Coleman streets, the four houses seem to comprise a coherent … Continue reading

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Last Chance for 3244 Iowa Street

by Michael R. Allen This week I received an e-mail about 3244 Iowa Avenue (pictured above) from JoAnn Vatcha, Housing Analyst for the Community Development Administration. The email stated that the city was issuing a “last chance” call to respond … Continue reading

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