Category Archives: Industrial Buildings

SLU Devours Another Building

by Michael R. Allen This week St. Louis University started wrecking a historic industrial building near the intersection of Chouteau and Grand avenues — not the Pevely Dairy Company Building, but the old Goodwin Manufacturing Company warehouse most recently owned … Continue reading

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Crunden-Martin After the Fire

by Michaela Burwell-Taylor “The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps…every segment marked in … Continue reading

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Pevely Dairy Plant Demolition Underway; Captain D’s Preserved

by Michael R. Allen At the start of April, St. Louis University started demolishing the Pevely Dairy plant at Grand and Chouteau avenues. Last month, the Planning Commission overturned a series of Preservation Board decisions about applications to demolish components … Continue reading

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Four Smokestacks

by Michael R. Allen On December 12, the Building Division issued a demolition permit for the distinctive four smokestacks at the former Scullin Steel works near Ellendale Avenue and the River Des Peres. While the Scullin plant is tucked away … Continue reading

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The Nooter Corporation Building: Urban Renewal, Atomic Power and Mid-Century Modernism

by Michael R. Allen Some of the context for the history of the Nooter Corporation Building is found in my earlier article “A Brief History of the Kosciusko Urban Renewal Area” (June 19, 2011). The modest two-story modernist office box … Continue reading

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Preservation Board Considering Procter & Gamble Demolition Monday

by Michael R. Allen On Monday, the Preservation Board will consider an application by Procter & Gamble to demolish 16 buildings at its landmark north riverfront plant (official address, 169 East Grand Avenue). There are no immediate plans for reuse … Continue reading

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EPA: Carter Carburetor Building Will Be Demolished

by Michael R. Allen On March 31, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an Action Memorandum for the cleanup of the Carter Carburetor plant at St. Louis and Grand avenues in JeffVanderLou. This action surprised residents of surrounding neighborhoods, who … Continue reading

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Public Meeting on Carter Carburetor

WHAT: Presentation on Thermal Desorption Process for Carter Carburetor Site WHEN: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Urban League, 3701 Grandel Square, St. Louis, Missouri 63108 EPA is following up with leaders from the St. Louis north side … Continue reading

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Old Factory in New Bridge Path Destroyed in Fire

by Michael R. Allen This morning, a huge blaze destroyed the oldest building remaining at the historic Nixdorff-Krein Company factory located at the southwest corner of 9th and Howard Streets just north of downtown. The destroyed building was slated to … Continue reading

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North End of Venice

by Michael R. Allen If you have not read the Riverfront Times cover story “Meltdown in Venice” by Keegan Hamilton, please do so. The photograph above shows one of the houses in the very north end of Venice whose residents … Continue reading

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