Category Archives: Lafayette Square

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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Neighborhood Involvement and Two Preservation Board Decisions

by Michael R. Allen Among other things, the Preservation Board of the city of St. Louis hears appeals from property owners who have their demolition permits denied by the professional preservation planning staff of the Cultural Resources Office (CRO). However, … Continue reading

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Preservation Board to Consider Five Demolition Proposals on Monday

by Michael R. Allen The preliminary agenda for the St. Louis Preservation Board’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 24 is now available. The agenda contains five demolition proposals. Three proposals are preliminary reviews requested by the Department of Public … Continue reading

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Summary of Monday’s Preservation Board Meeting

by Michael R. Allen Here is a summary of actions at Monday’s meeting of the St. Louis Preservation Board, by agenda item. The meeting started with only two members present, Chairman Richard Callow and David Richardson. Later, members Anthony Robinson, … Continue reading

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Examples of Buildings Stabilized After Collapse

Other industrial buildings in St. Louis and elsewhere have been stabilized and rehabilitated after sustaining damage as sever or worse that that sustained by the 1897 addition to the Brecht Butcher Supply Company building. These photos here show conditions at … Continue reading

Posted in Brecht Butcher Buildings, Central West End, Collapse, Lafayette Square, North St. Louis, Northside Regeneration, Old North, South St. Louis | 1 Comment

More Evidence That Street Closures Are Stupid

by Michael R. Allen A friend who lives in the Eden Publishing Building at Chouteau and Dolman streets in Lafayette Square shared the following anecdote. Dolman Street is needlessly closed just south of Chouteau, allowing access to the parking lot … Continue reading

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House at 1100 Dolman Street

by Michael R. Allen The house still standing (at right) on March 14, 2005. This old house at 1100 Dolman Avenue in Lafayette Square, at right in the photograph above, suddenly collapsed in August 2006, after years of vacancy and … Continue reading

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Eads House

by Michael R. Allen The so-called Eads House at 1922 Chouteau Avenue in Lafayette Square was owned as investment property by James B. Eads, designer and builder of the famous Eads Bridge in St. Louis. Built in 1872, the mansard-roofed … Continue reading

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