Category Archives: Lewis Place

Depletion, Newstead and Evans

by Michael R. Allen “Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse of sun and moon, and that the affrighted globe should yawn at alteration.” – Othello, Act 5, Scene 2 Yesterday, the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival ended this year’s … Continue reading

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Brick Thieves Working Major Streets

by Michael R. Allen Out of sight, out of mind? Not brick theft. Brick thieves continue to strike abandoned buildings in north city, although the territory of operation has shifted westward. Two years ago, brick theft was prevalent in JeffVanderLou … Continue reading

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Scenes From the Lewis Place Festival

This year’s Lewis Place Festival took place on Saturday, September 17, and commemorated the community’s perseverance against the tornado damage that struck on New Year’s Eve last year. The Festival is sponsored by Lewis Place Historical Preservation, one of the … Continue reading

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Lewis Place Receiving $1 Million for Tornado Damage Relief

Today on the median of Lewis Place, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay joined Alderman Terry Kennedy (D-18th), Lewis Place Historical Preservation President Pam Talley, Health and Human Services Director Bill Siedhoff and Preservation Research Office Director Michael Allen to announce … Continue reading

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Rehabbers Club Tour of Lewis Place Tomorrow

St. Louis Rehabbers Club Tour of Lewis Place Saturday, February 19, 2011 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Location: 4535 Lewis Place, St. Louis, MO 63113 The St. Louis Rehabbers Club will feature Lewis Place. The neighborhood is immediately north of the … 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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Lewis Place Day

by Michael R. Allen Today Lewis Place, still dealing with damage caused by a New Year’s Eve tornado, received some powerful assistance. The day started when the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published its annual Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Day editorial … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Later, Lewis Place Still Suffering from Storm Damage

by Michael R. Allen Today we are two weeks away from the day when a severe squall line moved through St. Louis, but for some people that is not a lot of time. On the north side, several neighborhoods are … Continue reading

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4416-22 Martin Luther King Boulevard

by Michael R. Allen At about 8:30 p.m. on August 8, I was driving toward downtown on I-64/40 and saw a huge gray smoke cloud against the also-gray night sky. I noticed bright orange flames reaching skyward. I took the … Continue reading

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