Category Archives: Hyde Park

Hope in Hyde Park?

by Michaela Burwell-Taylor In August of 2011, I started a personal project of photographing Hyde Park. What I did not expect to get out of this project was a connection between place and one person in particular. The buildings were … Continue reading

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Frame House, North Florissant at Newhouse

by Michael R. Allen Nearly every day I pass by this lonely two-story frame house at the northwest corner of North Florissant and Newhouse avenues in Hyde Park. While this stretch of North Florissant has its gaps, the east side … Continue reading

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Films in the Night on Mallinckrodt Street

by Michael R. Allen Hopefully some readers are aware of the worthy efforts of the Rebuild Foundation to transform historic buildings in Hyde Park into creative spaces where art and community converge. So far, the Foundation has purchased three buildings … Continue reading

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Capping Neighborhood Revitalization

by Michael R. Allen In the past few weeks, proponents of the possibly impending economic development deal crafted between leaders in the Missouri House and Senate have made excuses for proposed cuts to the historic rehabilitation tax credit: “it was … Continue reading

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(en)visioning Hyde Park

Our friend and collaborator Andrew Raimist is leading the effort to raise funds for a very worthy summer arts program taking place in the fragile but beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood. In (en)visioning Hyde Park, students in 5th through 8th grade … Continue reading

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Turnverein Site Empty For First Time Since 1870

by Michael R. Allen Architectural historians often stop their work when a building reaches its sure death. Without a chance at preservation, an already-decrepit building is just a historic shell. Articles written, consulting fees paid, photos taken — what is … Continue reading

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Nord St. Louis Turnverein Almost Gone

Here’s the view looking southwest from 20th and Salisbury today. The north and south gymnasiums of the Nord St. Louis Turnverein are down to the foundation walls, with only the center section that bridges the alley still standing tall.

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Ike and Tina at the Turnverein

After demolition of the Nord St. Louis Turnverein started this week, our intern Christian Frommelt was re-watching a clip of well-known Club Imperial dancer Teddy Cole and noticed that he gives a little advertisement for an event at the Turnverein … Continue reading

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Demolition Finally Comes to the Nord St. Louis Turnverein

by Michael R. Allen Yesterday a crew from Z & L Wrecking started taking down the ruinous northern portion of the Nord St. Louis Turnverein. This was deja vu to those who recalled the day when Z & L arrived … Continue reading

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North St. Louis Tornadoes Past and Present

by Michael R. Allen On September 29, 1927, a massive tornado made its way across the city on a northeasterly track. The path of destruction widened in a part of north St. Louis stretching from Fountain Park to Hyde Park.  … Continue reading

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