Category Archives: Marine Villa

Cast Iron Storefronts Matter

by Michael R. Allen Now that my office is at the corner of Cherokee and Jefferson, I have occasion to slip eastward afoot (often for coffee at the Mud House). In the last two months, I have been delighted to … Continue reading

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St. Louis Mythory Tour

On Friday, as part of the epic Southern Graphics Council (SGC) Convention night on Cherokee Street, the St. Louis Mythory Tour made its debut. An expanded version will return soon, as will a new edition of the ‘zine guidebook, printed … Continue reading

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Fire Engine House No. 3

by Michael R. Allen Thanks to the Marine Villa Neighborhood Association, the venerable Fire Engine House Number 3 on South Broadway was open to the public this past Saturday during the lively Broadway Art-A-Fair. The fire station sits on a … Continue reading

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South Broadway Fire House Open During Art-A-Fair Tomorrow

The historic former fire house at South Broadway and Miami will be open for tours tomorrow during the Broadway Art A Fair, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Here’s some of what’s going on at the Art-A-Fair tomorrow: A dozen local … Continue reading

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More St. Louis Carnival Supply Demolition Photographs

by Michael R. Allen Reader Anthony A. sent me these photographs of the St. Louis Carnival Supply Company buildings being demolished. These photographs date to March 22nd and show some of the painted signs underneath the metal cladding. Since the … Continue reading

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Carnival Supply Building Demolition Underway

by Michael R. Allen The weary old St. Louis Carnival Supply building — or, rather, buildings since two buildings comprise the structure — is being pushed into the Big Sleep. The south St. Louis landmark, located at 3928 S. Broadway … Continue reading

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Sigma-Aldrich Now Owns "The Brick" Building

by Michael R. Allen Last fall, chemical giant Sigma-Aldrich Corporation purchased the historic building housing The Brick bar located at 3548 S. Broadway in Marine Villa. The bar quickly shuttered and the building, built in 1887 by brick maker Paul … Continue reading

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At the Preservation Board Yesterday

by Michael R. Allen Carnival Supply Building to be Demolished Yesterday, the St. Louis Preservation Board voted unanimously to permit demolition of the old St. Louis Carnival Supply Company building at 3928 S. Broadway (see “Old Carnival Supply Buildings Return … Continue reading

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Old Carnival Supply Buildings Return to the Preservation Board

by Michael R. Allen The two buildings at 3924 and 3928 South Broadway may look like a contrasting pair. One makes a robust display of unpainted, unaltered brick work that includes many patterns. The other building’s front wall is covered … Continue reading

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