Category Archives: Local Historic District

New Solar Panel Standards Proposed for City Historic Districts and Sites

by Michael R. Allen This afternoon Cultural Resources Office Director Betsy Bradley will recommend that the Preservation Board adopt new standards governing solar collectors installed on City Landmarks and Sites and on buildings within Local Historic Districts. The board’s approval … Continue reading

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Forest Park Southeast and the Human Scale

by Michael R. Allen In the last few months, two project proposals — one for an apartment complex at Taylor and Chouteau and another for a vague commercial development along Kingshighway — in Forest Park Southeast have emerged which are … Continue reading

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Soulard Solar Collectors

by Michael R. Allen On May 21, the Preservation Board denied an application for solar collector installation from Robert Hiscox, owner of the Bastille bar at 1027 Russell in Soulard. Hiscox proposed installing black collector panels on the south-facing rear … Continue reading

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Final Approval of Fox Park Local Historic District Expansion Near

by Michael R. Allen Yesterday the Board of Alderman approved on second reading the ordinance that expands the boundaries of the Fox Park Local Historic District to include eighteen blocks at the southern end of the neighborhood. Included in the … Continue reading

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Interview: Why Residents Want the Fox Park Local Historic District Expanded

by Michael R. Allen On Monday the Preservation Board granted preliminary approval to a proposed expansion of the Fox Park Local Historic District (local historic districts explained here) in south city. The proposal was strongly supported by the Fox Park … Continue reading

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Next Step: Parking Lot?

by Michael R. Allen I vowed to not describe the building replacing the Doctors Building at Euclid and West Pine, but here I go. Given the impending possibility that the San Luis Apartments building will be demolished, the demise of … Continue reading

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Preview of Monday’s Preservation Board Agenda

by Michael R. Allen The St. Louis Preservation Board meets Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the offices of the Planning and Urban Design Agency on the twelfth floor of 1015 Locust Street. Meetings typically last three hours. Here are some … Continue reading

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What Landed on the Hardt Building?

by Michael R. Allen Blame it on a bad mood at the moment, but seeing last night the Hardt Building at the northwest corner of Chippewa and Brannon bearing a huge wooden growth was quite a shock. The “growth” appears … Continue reading

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Chairman Callow, Boring Buildings and a Denied Demolition Permit

by Michael R. Allen At its Monday meeting, the Preservation Board elected a new chairperson: Richard Callow, the public relations consultant who edits Mayor Slay’s campaign website. New board member David Richardson nominated Callow after Melanie Fathman nominated architect Anthony … Continue reading

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Local Historic Ordinances Require Education

by Michael R. Allen One issue that constantly comes before the city’s Preservation Board is that of the contractor ignorant of the city’s local historic district ordinances. Time and time again, residents are caught by neighbors or building inspectors having … Continue reading

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