Category Archives: Laclede’s Landing

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Making a Difference on the Riverfront

by Michael R. Allen The southern flank of the mighty Eads Bridge has received a major landscape upgrade, due to the efforts of Metro, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and the Laclede’s Landing Redevelopment Corporation. That is to say, the … Continue reading

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Beautiful View?

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Drawing the Connections

by Michael R. Allen Robert W. Duffy’s article “To connect the Arch to the city (and the river), find the middle” in the Beacon broadcasts the good news from this weekend: a group of concerned citizens forged a coalition to … Continue reading

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Gasometer Gone, Switzer Columns (Mostly) Survive

Two demolition updates from guys named Paul H.: At Vanishing St. Louis, Paul Hohmann reports that the gasometer at Laclede Gas Light Company Pumping Station G has fallen. In today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Paul Hampel reports on the confusion surrounding … Continue reading

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Switzer Building Demolition Continues

Start of wrecking, Monday night. (Photo by Claire Nowak-Boyd.) Tuesday night.

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Switzer Building Coming Down Slowly

by Michael R. Allen On the first night of wrecking the Switzer Building on Laclede’s Landing, the going was slow. The crane operator knocked loose a few columns and triggered one small collapse, but stopped wrecking by midnight. There are … Continue reading

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Switzer Demolition Begins Monday

by Michael R. Allen Demolition of the Switzer Building begins on Monday. Supposedly the wrecking ball will make its first strike at 10:00 p.m. that day.  More information is available in this post on MayorSlay.com.  Demolition will not include the … Continue reading

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When Have You Been to Laclede’s Landing?

by Michael R. Allen Walking to Laclede’s Landing today on business, I wondered when exactly was the last time that I was there to do anything other than photograph a building or lead a tour group. I was drawing a … Continue reading

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Demolition for Switzer Building?

by Michael R. Allen According to records on Geo St. Louis, on Clarinet LLC applied for a demolition permit for the Switzer Building on March 6.  The Switzer Building, located at 612 N. 1st Street on Laclede’s Landing, sustained major … Continue reading

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